Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly (Free Audio Book)
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly – A free audiobook
Narrated by Mary Reagan
Around the World in Seventy-Two Days is the true firsthand account of an American journalist named Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, under her pseudonym of Nellie Bly, as she attempts to prove the Jules Verne classic adventure novel can actually be done.
It all started in 1888 when Bly proposed to her editor at the New York World that Jules Verne’s Around the World in Eighty Days can be done, and that she is willing to prove it herself. A year later after that meeting, Bly was on her way to board the Augusta Victoria at 9:40 am on November 14, 1889. And thus began her 24,899 mile journey to prove what Phileas Fogg and his valet did in the novel is not just fiction but is one that is based on fact, to circle around the globe in 80 days or less. She proceeded to write letters regularly back to America to tell of her experiences from various points of the world so that readers will get an update on how close she is to breaking the fictional record that was set by Phileas Fogg.
Wearing her favorite dress and carrying only a single handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman aka Nellie Bly, started her amazing journey and chronicled every single fantastic experience as she travels for 72 days around the world.
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