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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

  • Author: Nellie Bly
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781420965155
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 126
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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 and Other Writings

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days and Other Writings

  • Author: Nellie Bly
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698141989
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 368
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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

Ten Days in a Mad-House and Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

  • Author: Nellie Bly
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN: 9781542549172
  • Category:
  • Page: 224
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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

The Nellie Bly Collection: the Books

  • Author: Tri Fritz
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 145687537X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 398
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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

Off Broadway Musicals, 1910–2007

Casts, Credits, Songs, Critical Reception and Performance Data of More Than 1,800 Shows

  • Author: Dan Dietz
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786457317
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 656
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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

Yellow Journalism

  • Author: Jason Skog
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 9780756524562
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 48
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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

The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities

  • Author: Peter Adey,David Bissell,Kevin Hannam,Peter Merriman,Mimi Sheller
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131793413X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 624
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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

Light and Variable

A Year of Celebrations, Holidays, Recipes, and Emily Dickinson

  • Author: Connie Cronley
  • Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
  • ISBN: 9780806137889
  • Category: History
  • Page: 245
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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 Origins of the American Detective Story

The Origins of the American Detective Story

  • Author: LeRoy Lad Panek
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 0786481382
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 235
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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.

Walter Lippmann and the American Century. [Mit Portr.] (2. Print.)

Walter Lippmann and the American Century. [Mit Portr.] (2. Print.)

  • Author: Ronald Steel
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781412841153
  • Category:
  • Page: 669
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