What is the basic conflict in the book Around the World in Eighty Days?

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The basic conflict relates to the bet: can Phileas Fogg travel the world in eighty days? Fogg is confident that he can, but it's by no means a sure thing, as he subsequently discovers. The world may have become a much smaller place, but Fogg still has to factor in all the various obstacles that can so easily hold up his travel plans. As well as the intrepid Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard being on his tail, Fogg finds himself hampered by his own...

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