NELLIE BLY

 

Journalist, feminist, daredevil, the basis for every scrappy woman reporter for over a hundred years of literature, Nellie Bly is a force to be reckoned with!

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NELLIE BLY'S WORLD - Vol. I 1887-1888
Her Complete Reporting

Nellie Bly's articles, collected for the first time! Pioneering journalist Nellie Bly is best remembered for her "stunts". Yet those do not begin to grasp the scope of her career as a reporter. Between 1885 and 1922, Bly penned hundreds of stories on a variety of topics. Perhaps never before has a reporter had such a wide-ranging, adventurous career! Yet only a handful of her articles have been available to the public - until now!

 

Collecting Bly's reporting during her years at the New York World, Volume 1 begins with her cannon-blast debut, exposing over the course of three articles the events of her imprisonment in the Blackwell's Island insane asylum. But that's hardly all! Among the 33 articles included in this collection are: 

What Becomes of Babies - The Girls Who Make Boxes -Wanted—A Few Husbands
Nellie Bly on the Stage - Nellie Bly as a Mesmerist - The King of the Lobby
How to be Cured by Faith - Girls of the Wild West - Our First Ladies

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NELLIE BLY'S WORLD - Vol. II 1889-1890
Her Complete Reporting

Nellie Bly's articles, collected for the first time! Pioneering journalist Nellie Bly is best remembered for her "stunts". Yet those do not begin to grasp the scope of her career as a reporter. Between 1885 and 1922, Bly penned hundreds of stories on a variety of topics. Perhaps never before has a reporter had such a wide-ranging, adventurous career! Yet only a handful of her articles have been available to the public - until now!

 

Collecting Bly's reporting during her years at the New York World, Volume 1 begins with her cannon-blast debut, exposing over the course of three articles the events of her imprisonment in the Blackwell's Island insane asylum. But that's hardly all! Among the 33 articles included in this collection are: 
 

With the Prison Matrons - The Veiled Prophetess - Working Girls, Beware!
Shadowed by a Detective - Nellie Bly at West Point - Women and Crime
Nellie Bly Learns to Swim - Is Astrology a Science? - Nellie Bly Buys a Baby
Nellie Bly’s Many Doubles - Nellie Bly’s 700 Doctors - From New York to Amiens

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INTO THE MADHOUSE
The Complete Reporting Surrounding Nellie Bly's Expose Of The Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum

You only think you know the whole story!

 

This volume collects for the first time ever all the reporting surrounding Nellie Bly’s blockbuster undercover story that launched her to fame, including all three versions from her own pen: 
 

- Bly's initial account across three articles for the New York World
 

- Bly's bestselling book Ten Days In A Mad-House
 

- Bly's long-form 1889 article Among The Mad for Godey's Lady's Book

With rich imagination and meticulous research, David Blixt has brought the hectic, exciting world of nineteenth-century journalism vividly to life. His Nellie Bly is determined, independent, crafty, irresistible -- a heroine any reader would be delighted to get to know.

Matthew Goodman, New York Times bestselling author of Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World

 

Dramatic, engrossing, and spirited, What Girls Are Good For takes the reader straight to the heart of an unsung American hero--a feminist icon whose voice rings loud and true. This is a must-read for anyone who loves an underdog and celebrates justice; the perfect accompaniment for our present times.

Olivia Hawker, international bestselling author of The Ragged Edge of Night

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