Around The World In Seventy Two Days And Other Writings

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698141989
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The first edited volume of work by the legendary undercover journalist Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was one of the first and best female journalists in America and quickly became a national phenomenon in the late 1800s, with a board game based on her adventures and merchandise inspired by the clothes she wore. Bly gained fame for being the first “girl stunt reporter,” writing stories that no one at the time thought a woman could or should write, including an exposé of patient treatment at an insane asylum and a travelogue from her record-breaking race around the world without a chaperone. This volume, the only printed and edited collection of Bly’s writings, includes her best known works—Ten Days in a Mad-House, Six Months in Mexico, and Around the World in Seventy-Two Days—as well as many lesser known pieces that capture the breadth of her career from her fierce opinion pieces to her remarkable World War I reporting. As 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of Bly’s birth, this collection celebrates her work, spirit, and vital place in history. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Around The World In Seventy Two Days

Author: Nellie Bly
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ISBN: 9781420965155
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Published in 1890 under the pseudonym Nellie Bly, "Around the World in Seventy-Two Days" is the true account by journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochran of her daring trip around the world. Inspired by Jules Verne's book "Around the World in Eighty Days", Bly proposed to her newspaper editor that she undertake a similar adventure. On November 14, 1889, she boarded a steamer ship in New York with the goal of completing her journey in 75 days. Travelling with very little, Bly journeyed first to England and then on across Europe and Asia by ship and train. Bly was able to send many brief updates by telegraph and sent longer letters by post that often took weeks to reach New York. A rival newspaper, the "Cosmopolitan", sent a reporter of their own in the opposite direction to try and beat Bly, which Bly only learned of once she arrived in Hong Kong. While Bly had been delayed in Asia, she arrived back in New York nearly three days ahead of schedule and completed her amazing odyssey to worldwide amazement. The tale of her bold adventure remains an exciting and fascinating account of a woman who dared convention and succeeded. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Around The World In Seventy Two Days

Author: Nelly Bly
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Nelly Bly, inspired by Jules Verne's "Around the World in Eighty Days", sets out to break that book's record, starting her journey by visiting M. and Mme. Jules Verne in their home in France.

Ten Days In A Mad House And Around The World In Seventy Two Days

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542549172
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Nellie Bly was a popular American reporter best known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days. Bly also faked insanity and was admitted to a mental institute for 10 days. Bly wrote detailed accounts on her trip around the world and her stay at the mental institute. Ten Days in a Mad-House was extremely influential for its description of the horrible conditions in the insane asylum. Bly's idea to travel around the world was influenced by the Jules Verne book Around the World in Eighty Days. Bly beat the fictional record of eighty days and also took some time in France to visit Verne.

Nellie Bly S Book

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Twenty First Century Books
ISBN: 9780761309710
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An abridged version of the famous woman journalist's experiences as she tries to make a trip around the world in less than eighty days in the late nineteenth century.

Around The World In 80 Days

Author: Jules Verne
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ISBN: 9788493958329
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Around The World In Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne
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One of the most popular novels in Jules Verne's Voyages Extraordinaires series, this book tracks the adventures of affluent Englishman Phileas Fogg, who attempts to swiftly span the globe with his hapless French valet, Passepartout. A case of mistaken identity leads a determined sleuth named Fix to purse Fogg on his trek, which consists primarily of boat and train travel. Published in 1873, the story depicts Fogg and Passepartout at odds with their unfamiliar surroundings while taking in various international wonders.

The Collected Works Of Nellie Bly Annotated

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 162917453X
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By the age of 16, Nellie Bly was writing for a major newspaper; by 21 she was living in Mexico as a foreign correspondent; and before she was 30 she had travelled around the world. Bly was a remarkable woman who was not afraid to write about issues nobody else seemed to care about. In Bly’s best known work, she spent 10 days as a patient in an insane asylum. All these tales and more are collected in this large anthology. Note: The book includes Bly’s best known works, but not all of her articles. The following is included: 10 Days in a Madhouse Around the World In Seventy-Two Days Six Months In Mexico Trying to be Servant Nellie Bly as a White Slave This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.

3 Books To Know Travel Literature

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Tacet Book
ISBN: 8577773515
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Welcome to the 3 Books To Know series, our idea is to help readers learn about fascinating topics through three essential and relevant books. These carefully selected works can be fiction, non-fiction, historical documents or even biographies. We will always select for you three great works to instigate your mind, this time the topic is: Travel Literature. - Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad - Typee, by Herman Melville - Around the World in Seventy-Two Days Nellie BlyHeart of Darkness (1899) is a novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad about a narrated voyage up the Congo River into the Congo Free State in the so-called Heart of Africa. Charles Marlow, the narrator, tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames. This setting provides the frame for Marlow's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz, which enables Conrad to create a parallel between what Conrad calls "the greatest town on earth", London, and Africa as places of darkness. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life is the first book by American writer Herman Melville, published first in London, then New York, in 1846. Considered a classic in travel and adventure literature, the narrative is partly based on the author's actual experiences on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands in 1842, liberally supplemented with imaginative reconstruction and adaptation of material from other books. The title is from the province Tai Pi Vai. Typee was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime; it made him notorious as the "man who lived among the cannibals". Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is an 1890 book by journalist Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, writing under her pseudonym, Nellie Bly. The chronicle details her 72-day trip around the world, which was inspired by the book, Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne. She carried out the journey for Joseph Pulitzer's tabloid newspaper, the New York World. This is one of many books in the series 3 Books To Know. If you liked this book, look for the other titles in the series, we are sure you will like some of the topics.

The Illusion Of Murder

Author: Carol McCleary
Editor: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429960700
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History, mystery, murder and magic accompany Nellie Bly – Victorian Age detective, reporter, and feminist – as she takes up a challenge by Jules Verne to beat the eighty days it took his fictional hero Phileas Fogg to race around the world. Nellie tackles the journey--alone, with a single change of clothes--against the wishes of her publisher, Joseph Pulitzer, who felt it was "too dangerous for a woman to attempt." In her official account of the journey, Seventy-Two Days Around the World, Nellie leaves out one riveting event: a mysterious death. In the bustling harbor city of Port Said, she witnesses an event that makes her a target for a killer and involves her in international intrigue with the fate of nations at stake. On board the ships that take Nellie from the Land of the Pharaohs to the exotic Orient and across the Pacific are the most famous magicians in the world... but a killer also stalks the decks. As magicians conjure the fantasy and a spiritualist raises the dead, Nellie wonders if Mr. Pulitzer had underestimated the danger. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.