This precise and intelligent man is one to the most memorable characters of Verne. When we are introduced to him, he is an English man who lives a very regularized life. He is impeccable in his manners and is very punctual as well as particular about what he wants.He is one of those mathematically exact people,who never hurrried and always ready,are economical of their motions.He never made one strike too many,aways going by the shortest route.He did not give an idle look.He did not allow himself a superflous gesture.He lives a modest life with habits carried out with mathematical precision .As the protagonist of the story, Fogg demands a great deal of attention. It is he who sets most of the action rolling and it is he who initiates the entire adventure. He never gives up despite all odds and hires boats, captures ships, rides on a snow mobile and even hires a train in order to attain his goal.He is certainly the most attractive personality in the entire adventure.
The story starts in London on October 2, 1872. Phileas Fogg is a rich English gentleman and bachelor living in solitude at Number 7 Savile Row, Burlington Gardens. Despite his wealth, which is £40,000 .Very little can be said about Mr. Fogg's social life other than that he is a member of the Reform Club. He replaces his old servant James foster with a Frenchman by the name of Jean Passepartout, who is about 30 years old. When Phileas
fogg wagers a bet that he can travel across the globe in 80 days,little does he know about his epic journey that he is about to undertake. With his faithful french servant,passepartout,Phileas fogg embarks the journey of his lifetime across four continents by whatever means he can-train,elephant,steamship,sledge and with a suspicious detective of scotland yard tracking him all the way along with the journey full of adventures and mishaps....