is the first time the Great Reading Adventure
has chosen a book by a non-British author.
For the full-text edition of Around
the World in Eighty Days
we have used William Butcher’s acclaimed
English translation first published in 1995
for the Oxford World’s Classics series.
We have also produced an adaptation suitable
for younger readers that is available in
libraries and can be downloaded from the
section of this site.
In this section you
will find explanatory notes to the book
based on the William Butcher edition. You
can also read about the extraordinary George
‘Citizen’ Train, a real-life
Phileas Fogg, and Mike Todd’s spectacular
screen adaptation of Fogg’s epic journey.
For further information about the book read
the World in Eighty Days section
from the readers’ guide, available
here as a PDF or Word document.