Why is the “Around the world in 80 days”‘s ending the best book ending ever?

“Around the world in 80 days” is one of the best books that I’ve ever read, but what impressed me the most about this novel is the brilliant ending that the author has written for this story. And since on the 8th of February would be Jules Verne’s 189 birthday, I wanted to talk about my all-time-favorite book ending hoping that you’d share yours as well.


-As you know, the main protagonist Phileas Fogg along with his valet Jean Passepartout go on an adventure  intending to travel around the world for 80 days or less, after an argument with his friends at the “Reform Club”.Phileas Fog bets a huge amount of money(Almost his entire fortune!) with his friends. Fast-forwarding to the ending, we know that there only two possible results in this scenario. He will either manage to travel to the world within 80 days and win the bet ,or he will the lose the bet. What happens is quite unusual for a book where we expect the hero to win. It seems that after all Phineas Fogg loses the bet. Regardless of that, Fogg and Aouda  decide to get married, and Fogg immediately orders Passepartout to set the date of the wedding on Monday, tomorrow. After that, Passepartout comes panting and he notifies his master that tomorrow was Sunday and therefore there couldn’t be any wedding.They had been wrong! They were a day earlier in United Kingdom, and they had won the bet! Not 80 days, but Phileas Fogg and Jean Passepartout managed to travel around the world in 79 days. This blew my mind ,and that’s one of the reasons why I fell in love with this masterpiece.

-Which book delivered the best ending according to you? I’d love to know your thoughts on this, and maybe propose to me some awesome novels.And if you want to read this wonderful novel, you can read it for free at “Literature project”. Link:  http://www.literatureproject.com/around-the-world/index.htm


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3 thoughts on “Why is the “Around the world in 80 days”‘s ending the best book ending ever?

  1. I believe the ending of “The Catcher in the Rye” (I know, but I just like the book XD ) is the best one for me so far. Ending it in such a manner where things appear to be unsolved, yet it makes most elements clear. Followed by a sad, ironic development after that, the book really manages to deliver its impact.

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