The story begins at England. We are
introduced to Fogg, a very precise man who regularly goes to the Reform Club every
evening. At one such visit to the club to play cards, he gets into a conversation
with his fellow card players as to whether it is possible to go around the world
in eighty days. He believes that it is and is challenged to complete the adventure.
This is the beginning of the entire plot and from then on we see how Fogg goes
around the world and we witness the amazing adventures that he has with his companions.
The main plot is based on Fogg’s travels, while other such plots merely support
the central theme Fix, the detective follows Fogg all over. He believes that Fogg
is the bank robber who has robbed a great sum from the bank of England. He puts
obstacles in Fogg’s path just so that he can arrest him whenever he gets the warrant
from England. The suspicion that Fogg might be a clever gentleman robber is the
sub-theme of the book and the author makes the reader also suspicious. Passepartout
too wonders whether his master might be a robber though in his heart he has ample
trust in Fogg’s integrity. The plot moves ahead with Fogg striving through
various obstacles to reach London in time. He goes through Brindisi, Suez, Bombay,
Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York and finally Liverpool.
Fix arrests Fogg at Liverpool and this delays our hero. He thinks that he has
missed the deadline and hasn't reached London in time when in reality he reached
a full day earlier. Thus Fogg wins the wager and in the course of his travels,
finds himself a worthy charming, beautiful wife too.