Around The World In Seventy Two Days

Author: Nellie Bly
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781727095944
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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly sadly, "and shall I ever get back?" Intense heat, bitter cold, terrible storms, shipwrecks, fevers, all such agreeable topics had been drummed into me until I felt much as I imagine one would feel if shut in a cave of midnight darkness and told that all sorts of horrors were waiting to gobble one up.

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.

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.

The Nellie Bly Collection The Books

Author: Tri Fritz
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 145687537X
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NELLIE BLY (1864-1922) was a newspaper reporter who pioneered the fi eld of investigative journalism. Before women even had the right to vote, she fascinated readers around the world with her adventures. Collected for the first time in a single volume are Nellie Blys four published books: Ten Days In A Mad-House Nellie feigns insanity and is committed to the infamous asylum on Blackwells Island. In a stunning tale, she exposes abuse levied by doctors and nurses towards the poor women in their care. Around The World In 72 Days Nellie challenges Jules Verne and vows to travel around the world in less than 80 days. She encounters fascinating people and cultures, but also endures violent storms and obstacles that put her record and life at risk. Six Months In Mexico Nellie travels to Mexico to experience a country mostly unknown to 19th Century America. However, what starts as a travelogue becomes a story of government corruption with Nellie one step ahead of the Mexican police! The Mystery of Central Park Nellie Blys one and only novel. When young lovers Richard and Penelope fi nd a young womans body in New Yorks Central Park, they set out to solve a mystery that will test their wits and love for each other.

Off Broadway Musicals 1910 2007

Author: Dan Dietz
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786457317
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Despite an often unfair reputation as being less popular, less successful, or less refined than their bona-fide Broadway counterparts, Off Broadway musicals deserve their share of critical acclaim and study. A number of shows originally staged Off Broadway have gone on to their own successful Broadway runs, from the ever-popular A Chorus Line and Rent to more off-beat productions like Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors. And while it remains to be seen if other popular Off Broadway shows like Stomp, Blue Man Group, and Altar Boyz will make it to the larger Broadway theaters, their Off Broadway runs have been enormously successful in their own right. This book discusses more than 1,800 Off Broadway, Off Off Broadway, showcase, and workshop musical productions. It includes detailed descriptions of Off Broadway musicals that closed in previews or in rehearsal, selected musicals that opened in Brooklyn and in New Jersey, and American operas that opened in New York, along with general overviews of Off Broadway institutions such as the Light Opera of Manhattan. The typical entry includes the name of the host theater or theaters; the opening date and number of performances; the production's cast and creative team; a list of songs; a brief plot synopsis; and general comments and reviews from the New York critics. Besides the individual entries, the book also includes a preface, a bibliography, and 21 appendices including a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and lists of musicals categorized by topic and composer.

Yellow Journalism

Author: Jason Skog
Editor: Capstone
ISBN: 9780756524562
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Recalls the role of publishers in a battle for newspaper readers and looks at the history of sensational media reporting during its rise in popularity in the 1890s.

The Routledge Handbook Of Mobilities

Author: Peter Adey
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 131793413X
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The 21st century seems to be on the move, perhaps even more so than the last. With cheap travel, and more than two billion cars projected worldwide for 2030. And yet, all this mobility is happening incredibly unevenly, at different paces and intensities, with varying impacts and consequences to the extent that life on the move might be actually quite difficult to sustain environmentally, socially and ethically. As a result 'mobility' has become a keyword of the social sciences; delineating a new domain of concepts, approaches, methodologies and techniques which seek to understand the character and quality of these trends. This Handbook explores and critically evaluates the debates, approaches, controversies and methodologies, inherent to this rapidly expanding discipline. It brings together leading specialists from range of backgrounds and geographical regions to provide an authoritative and comprehensive overview of this field, conveying cutting edge research in an accessible way whilst giving detailed grounding in the evolution of past debates on mobilities. It illustrates disciplinary trends and pathways, from migration studies and transport history to communications research, featuring methodological innovations and developments and conceptual histories - from feminist theory to tourist studies. It explores the dominant figures of mobility, from children to soldiers and the mobility impaired; the disparate materialities of mobility such as flows of water and waste to the vectors of viruses; key infrastructures such as logistics systems to the informal services of megacity slums, and the important mobility events around which our world turns; from going on vacation to the commute, to the catastrophic disruption of mobility systems. The text is forward-thinking, projecting the future of mobilities as they might be lived, transformed and studied, and possibly, brought to an end. International in focus, the book transcends disciplinary and national boundaries to explore mobilities as they are understood from different perspectives, different fields, countries and standpoints. This is an invaluable resource for all those with an interest in mobility across disciplinary boundaries and areas of study.

Light And Variable

Author: Connie Cronley
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806137889
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Against a backdrop of celebrations and seasons, the author marvels at subjects close to her heart in this collection of honest, unpretentious essays laced with self-deprecating humor that take the reader on a romp through the special occasions of the calendar year.

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.

The Origins Of The American Detective Story

Author: LeRoy Lad Panek
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786481382
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Edgar Allan Poe essentially invented the detective story in 1841 with Murders in the Rue Morgue. In the years that followed, however, detective fiction in America saw no significant progress as a literary genre. Much to the dismay of moral crusaders like Anthony Comstock, dime novels and other sensationalist publications satisfied the public’s hunger for a yarn. Things changed as the century waned, and eventually the detective was reborn as a figure of American literature. In part these changes were due to a combination of social conditions, including the rise and decline of the police as an institution; the parallel development of private detectives; the birth of the crusading newspaper reporter; and the beginnings of forensic science. Influential, too, was the new role model offered by a wildly popular British import named Sherlock Holmes. Focusing on the late 19th century and early 20th, this volume covers the formative years of American detective fiction. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.