The itinerary is as follows: London, Suez, Bombay, Calcutta, Hong Kong, Yokohama, San Francisco, New York, and returning to London. Three days to cross India from Bombay to Calcutta is my favorite on the itinerary.
Phileas has calculated the time to circumnavigate the world and the result is 80 days. Phileas is leaving behind “Aouda” his lover to go around the world. The story is popular marking the end of “age of exploration”, and the beginning of “global world tourism”. The railways have in 1869 crossed India and the United States of America. Also, the Suez Canal has been completed, so going around continents is not necessary. This is the high water-mark time of the “steam engine age”. The appeal of Jules Verne’s travelogues science-fiction is that of “steam age” power. Jules Verne, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872 was made into numerous film versions, and remains popular today.
Here I presented: Jules Verne, “Around the World in Eighty Days”, 1872 which was a SciFi travelogue. BELOW is a list of influential SciFi books from 1818 to 1984. Jules Verne established the SciFi novel genre; and, Jules Verne has four (4) novels on the list BELOW.