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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days: And Other Writings (Paperback)
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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days: And Other Writings (Paperback)

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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 27/11/2014
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Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly was renowned as America's first 'girl stunt reporter'. She was a pioneer of investigative journalism, including an expose of patient treatment at a mental asylum and a travelogue from her record-breaking race around the world in emulation of Phileas Fogg. This volume, the only printed and edited collection of Bly's writings, includes her best-known works 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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780143107408
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 269 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Absolutely fantastic...superb in its entirety"
--Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

"A classic from one of the first prominent female journalists in America."
--Kathryn Schulz, New York Magazine

"Splendid...The only thing unbelievable about Nellie Bly is that it's taken this long for her work to be recognized--and with a life story this rich, where is the biopic? Thanks to this new collection at least, Bly's life work will be accessible for a whole new world of readers."
--The Daily Beast

"From the start, Bly is a natural writer. Her voice is caustic and confident, lilting effortlessly between the gush and private wonder of a schoolgirl's diary and the rigor of the most celebrated political reporters of her time. "
--The New Inquiry

"If you've never read any of 19th-century journalist Nellie Bly's work, this is the place to start. And if you're a longtime fan of the first 'girl stunt reporter, ' this is definitely a tome worth adding to your library.... [Bly] made indelible observations about a woman's place in the world that are no less valuable today than they were 150 years ago."
--Bust Magazine

"The editing is outstanding, providing the backstory for this important but all too often neglected figure in American journalism."
--Huntington News

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