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By Nellie Bly, Maureen Corrigan

The first edited quantity of labor via the mythical undercover journalist

Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly used to be one of many first and most sensible girl reporters in the US and fast turned a countrywide phenomenon within the overdue 1800s, with a board video game in accordance with her adventures and item encouraged via the garments she wore. Bly won status for being the 1st “girl stunt reporter,” writing tales that nobody on the time proposal a lady might or may 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 revealed and edited choice of Bly’s writings, comprises her most sensible 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 seize the breadth of her profession from her fierce opinion items to her impressive international battle I reporting. As 2014 marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Bly’s beginning, this assortment celebrates her paintings, spirit, and very important position in history.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime 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 heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts superior by way of introductions and notes by way of individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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