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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

Nellie Bly

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This is a true account by American woman journalist who set out to see whether she could beat the fictional journey in Jules Verne’s 1873 novel, Around the World in Eighty Days. Wearing one dress and carrying one handbag, Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (pen name “Nellie Bly”), reported her travels back to avid readers in America.

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Nellie Bly is exactly the kind of mighty woman that we all love. When she proposes her idea to her publishers she is hastily met with the rebuke that, if the trip were at all possible it would require a man to undertake it. To paraphrase her reply, she said:

"Very well, you send a man today and I sha

Seitseteist peatükki reisikirjeldusi on suurepärased. Lihtsalt väga huvitav on kogu aeg.

Kui mina sellest raamatust lavastuse peaksin tegema, siis oleks naiseks olemine kõrvaline teema. Maailm läbi naise silmade näib siin tavaline, pinnuks silmas on hoopis kolonialistlik mõtteviis, 1890ndate kõige ta

Põnev jutustus 1889-1890. aastatel reisimisest, aga ei tasu unustada, et väga privilegeeritud vaatenurgast. Seetõttu ajasid osad kirjeldused nina kirtsutama. Enamuse saab aega silmas pidades andeks.
Ja see reis poleks rekord- ja ülesandeks püstitatud ajaga toimuda saanud, kui lõpuotsas poleks Bly ja

3.5 ⭐️ Encantada de haber conocido a esta intrépida y valiente periodista pionera que fue Nellie Bly, admirable por su arrojo, confianza en si misma y sobre todo por negarse a aceptar que el papel de una mujer tuviera que limitarse al ámbito doméstico y familiar, que denunció las condiciones de trab

I enjoyed this book for the most part. It is a good story and step back to a different era, if you can get past her somewhat bigoted, arrogant remarks about some of the cultures she happened upon. She did redeem herself a bit as a not too ugly American with her descriptions of the Japanese culture.

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