Around the World in 65 Days with George Griffith: The Story of the Real Phileas Fogg
by George Griffith
Review by Ernest Lilley
Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1897350279
Date: 31 December 2010 List Price $12.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Twenty two years after Verne rushed his character around the world in 80 days another science fiction writer set out to best the fictional Fogg's time by more than two weeks. George Griffith was his name, and he'd cut his teeth on Verne as a child, then moved on to roam the world in search of adventures of his own. From official release/information:
Documenting George Griffith's historic trip in 1894 in which he traveled through 24 time zones and established a new world record of circling the globe in 65 days, this is the only collection of the personal writings that he kept during this adventure. For the first time in more than 100 years, Griffith's story of following in the mythical footsteps of Jules Verne's Phileas Fogg is detailed in the famous British science fiction writer's own words. A lengthy biography of his many literary achievements is also included.
(Source: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.)