Source: ACBL Dictionary

Famous french author ofVoyages Extraordinaires, his 43-year foutput of 60-odd volumes, is called “The father of modern science iction”.

In his most successful “voyage” novel,Around the world in 80 days, his hero, Philias Fogg, makes his extraordinairy wager over the whist table at the Reform Club with his whist partners. Throughout the course of the voyage, Philias Fogg plays whist with fellow travellers.







The Works of Jules Gabriel Verne
8 Feb 1828 to 24 Mar 1905

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Jules Verne Portrait