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Sample Pictures from Eighty Days

Picture One
A drawing of “the rival tourists” that appeared in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper.

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Picture Two
Nellie Bly in her distinctive traveling outfit.

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Picture Three
The Augusta Victoria, the steamship on which Nellie Bly crossed the Atlantic Ocean.

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review by . July 06, 2013
Jules Verne's popular novel about a trip around the world to win a bet was turned, in the hands of a young female reporter, into a media event that blended the romance of the novel with the reality of life in the Victorian world.  Bly, a young female reporter from Apollo, PA, a small river town about 15 miles up the road from where I recently moved, made a name for herself as an undercover reporter in New York at a time when a writer from her place and gender had no place in New York journalism.  …
Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
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