Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings (Penguin Classics)

Nellie Bly, Maureen Corrigan


The first edited quantity of labor through the mythical undercover journalist

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly used to be one of many first and most sensible woman reporters in the US and fast grew to become a countrywide phenomenon within the past due 1800s, with a board online game in accordance with her adventures and item encouraged through the garments she wore. Bly won repute for being the 1st “girl stunt reporter,” writing tales that nobody on the time proposal a lady may or should still write, together with an exposé of sufferer therapy at an insane asylum and a travelogue from her record-breaking race worldwide with out a chaperone. This quantity, the one published and edited number of Bly’s writings, comprises her top identified works—Ten Days in a Mad-HouseSix Months in Mexico, and Around the area in Seventy-Two Days—as good as many lesser recognized items that trap the breadth of her occupation from her fierce opinion items to her striking international conflict I reporting. As 2014 marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Bly’s start, this assortment celebrates her paintings, spirit, and very important position in history.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations via award-winning translators.

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