Around the World in Eighty Days
An englishman takes a bet that he can go around the world in 80 days.
With his french manservant, he takes off. He saves an indian woman, is pursued by the police as a suspect in a huge bank robbery, and has lots of adventures. Gets home and to the Club exactly on time. Marries the girl and gets the bet money and the real robber is apprehended.
This was a good read. Exciting, informative [for the time] and not real long either.