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Phileas Fogg

Phileas Fogg is the main character in the 1873 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days. Fogg attempts to circumnavigate the late Victorian world in 80 days or less, for a wager of £20,000 with members of London’s Reform Club. He takes the wager and leaves with servant Passepartout, vowing to return by 8:45 pm on Saturday 21 December 1872. Under suspicion of robbing the Bank of England, he is followed by a detective named Fix. Fogg has no idea about Fix’s true intentions and Fix, in order to get Fogg back to the United Kingdom so that he can arrest him, works with Fogg in the last half of the book. While in India he saves a…