The Collected Works of Nellie Bly (Annotated)

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 162917453X

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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By the age of 16, Nellie Bly was writing for a major newspaper; by 21 she was living in Mexico as a foreign correspondent; and before she was 30 she had travelled around the world. Bly was a remarkable woman who was not afraid to write about issues nobody else seemed to care about. In Bly’s best known work, she spent 10 days as a patient in an insane asylum. All these tales and more are collected in this large anthology. Note: The book includes Bly’s best known works, but not all of her articles. The following is included: 10 Days in a Madhouse Around the World In Seventy-Two Days Six Months In Mexico Trying to be Servant Nellie Bly as a White Slave This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.
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The Collected Works of Journalist Nellie Bly

Author: Nellie Bly,BookCaps

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781519198648


Page: 318

View: 7808

By the age of 16, Nellie Bly was writing for a major newspaper; by 21 she was living in Mexico as a foreign correspondent; and before she was 30 she had travelled around the world. Bly was a remarkable woman who was not afraid to write about issues nobody else seemed to care about. In Bly's best known work, she spent 10 days as a patient in an insane asylum. All these tales and more are collected in this large anthology. Note: The book includes Bly's best known works, but not all of her articles. The following is included: 10 Days in a Madhouse Around the World In Seventy-Two Days Six Months In Mexico Trying to be Servant Nellie Bly as a White Slave This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.
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Nellie Bly

Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist

Author: Brooke Kroeger

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780812925258

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 631

View: 7105

Nellie Bly viewed every situation as an opportunity to make a significant difference in other peoples lives as well as her own.
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A Photobiography of Nellie Bly

Author: Sue Macy

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426305133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 3775

The life story of this daring news reporter, globetrotter, and advocate for women's rights is presented chronologically from birth to death.
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10 Days in a Madhouse (Annotated)

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Golgotha Press

ISBN: 1629174548

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

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In 1887, an ambitious journalist named Nellie Bly went on an undercover assignment to disclose the mistreatment of women at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. The story created shockwaves throughout the country and caused reform in mental hospitals. It also launched Bly’s career. Bly recounts her experience in this book. This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.
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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1508001618

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 252

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Chios Classics brings literature's greatest works back to life for new generations.All our books contain a linked table of contents. Nellie Bly was the pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochrane, an American journalist.Bly was a famous reporter and a pioneer of investigative journalism.Bly wrote a popular memoir on her experience in taking a trip around the world in 1889 and 1890.
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Reporting for the New York World 1887 - 1894

Author: Nellie Bly,Tom Streissguth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990713722

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

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A compilation of original, unabridged newspaper articles by Elizabeth Jane Cochran, who wrote under the name Nellie Bly. By disguising her voice, mannerisms and appearance, this intrepid reporter gained admittance to New York's vast cultural underground of criminals, con artists, and frauds, and fearlessly exposed their scams and shenanigans to a rapt and growing audience on the front pages of Joseph Pulitzer's The New York World. Bly's reporting introduced the era of muckraking journalism, and originated the practice of undercover reporting that has remained a vital journalistic art to the present day.
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The Daring Nellie Bly

America's Star Reporter

Author: Bonnie Christensen

Publisher: RH Childrens Books

ISBN: 0307793435

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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From the award-winning picture book biographer of Woody Guthrie comes the inspirational story of Nellie Bly. Born in 1864, during a time in which options were extremely limited for women, Nellie defied all expectations and became a famous newspaper correspondent. Her daring exploits included committing herself to an infamous insane asylum in New York City to expose the terrible conditions there and becoming the first American war correspondent of either sex to report on the front lines of Austria during World War I. In 1889, Nellie completed her most publicized stunt, her world-famous trip around the world in just 72 days, beating the record of Jules Vernes’ fictional hero in Around the World in 80 Days. With an informative text and pen-and-ink illustrations reminiscent of the graphic style of the late 1800s, The Daring Nellie Bly captures the independent spirit of America’s first star reporter, Nellie Bly.
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The Mystery of Central Park

Author: Nellie Bly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975629885


Page: 132

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Richard Treadwell is living off a comfortable inheritance, dating heiress Penelope Howard and having his marriage proposal repeatedly rejected, when a dead body in Central Park spurs him to action. Who is the beautiful young woman on the park bench? How did she die? Solve the mystery, says Penelope, and the two can finally marry. This edition of The Mystery of Central Park is accompanied by 20 illustrations from the original serialization in The New York Evening World (July, 1889).
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Women of the Asylum

Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Author: Jeffrey L. Geller,Maxine Harris

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Social Science

Page: 349

View: 7003

Accounts by women placed in asylums from 1840 to 1945 provide a chilling study of psychiatric institutions and attitudes toward women
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Letters from the Looney Bin

Author: Thatcher C. Nalley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781490988122

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 8308

In the late 1970s the Emerson Rose Asylum became completely abandoned - all the patients, doctors, staff vanished and were never seen again. The events circling this mass exodus have been one of the most baffling disappearances in history...until now. For hidden deep inside a tattered asylum mattress a stack of bundled letters were found. These letters, all addressed to the pseudonym Dr. Quill, and all written by the patients as they document the final days of the Emerson Rose Asylum.
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Gracefully Insane

The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital

Author: Alex Beam

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 0786750367

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 9673

Its landscaped ground, chosen by Frederick Law Olmsted and dotted with Tudor mansions, could belong to a New England prep school. There are no fences, no guards, no locked gates. But McLean Hospital is a mental institution-one of the most famous, most elite, and once most luxurious in America. McLean "alumni" include Olmsted himself, Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath, James Taylor and Ray Charles, as well as (more secretly) other notables from among the rich and famous. In its "golden age," McLean provided as genteel an environment for the treatment of mental illness as one could imagine. But the golden age is over, and a downsized, downscale McLean-despite its affiliation with Harvard University-is struggling to stay afloat. Gracefully Insane, by Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam, is a fascinating and emotional biography of McLean Hospital from its founding in 1817 through today. It is filled with stories about patients and doctors: the Ralph Waldo Emerson protégé whose brilliance disappeared along with his madness; Anne Sexton's poetry seminar, and many more. The story of McLean is also the story of the hopes and failures of psychology and psychotherapy; of the evolution of attitudes about mental illness, of approaches to treatment, and of the economic pressures that are making McLean-and other institutions like it-relics of a bygone age. This is a compelling and often oddly poignant reading for fans of books like Plath's The Bell Jar and Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted (both inspired by their author's stays at McLean) and for anyone interested in the history of medicine or psychotherapy, or the social history of New England.
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Around the World in Eighty Days

Author: Jules Verne,George Makepeace Towle


ISBN: 1105107094

Category: Voyages around the world

Page: 416

View: 7963

"Phileas Fogg bets his fortune he can travel across the globe in eighty days. But the day he leaves on his journey, the Bank of London is robbed, and Fogg is identified by the nefarious Detective Fix as the chief suspect. Fogg races against time and geography to save a princess and prove his innocence." -- cover p. [iv].
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Diary Written in the Provincial Lunatic Asylum

Author: Mary Huestis Pengilly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505229561


Page: 56

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"[...]escape-just a little of it; then I sit close by it, calling it my kitchen fire-place. I am regulating the comfort of this ward in a measure, but they don't know it. February.-My dear Lewis has been to see me today. We chat together as usual; how can he think me crazy? Dr. Steeves tells him I am, I suppose, and so he thinks it must be so. He is so happy to see me looking better; he is more loving than ever; he holds my hand in his and tells me he will take me out for a drive when the weather is fine. And I said, "Oh Lewis, my dear boy, I am well enough to go home with you to your hotel now." I so long for some of Mrs. Burns' good dinners; her meals are all nice, and here we have such horrid stuff. Dark-colored, sour bakers' bread, with miserable butter, constitutes our breakfast and tea; there is oatmeal porridge and cheap molasses at breakfast, but I could not eat that, it would be salts and senna for me. At noon we have plenty of meat and vegetables, indifferently[...]".
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Marriage from the Heart

Eight Commitments of a Spiritually Fulfilling Life Together

Author: Lois Kellerman,Nelly Bly

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: 9780670031184

Category: Self-Help

Page: 266

View: 3620

A unique marriage manual designed to help couples take their relationship to a deeper level by focusing on centering, choice, honor, compassion, and listening, among other important values. 15,000 first printing.
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The Three Faces of Nellie

The Real Story Behind Laura Ingalls Wilder's Nellie Oleson

Author: Robynne Miller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692812587


Page: 140

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Whether you love her, hate her, or love to hate her, Nellie Oleson is one of most recognizable literary figures of the 20th century. But Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the Little House on the Prairie series in which Nellie appears, had a secret. . .Nellie wasn't a real person! Instead, she was a composite character created from three girls Laura knew from childhood: Nellie Owens, Genevieve Masters, and Estella Gilbert.The Little House character of Nellie Oleson is one-dimensional: snobbish, selfish, and thoroughly unpleasant. But the real women behind Laura's creation? An intriguing mix of the not-so-nice and the unexpectedly redeemable. In short, they were human.Discovering the true stories behind Nellie, Genevieve, and Estella has been a fascinating journey. All three ended up on the West Coast at one point. . .true westward movement! One was widowed twice, one ended up divorced, and one died way too young. Two only had one child, and one had three, though she outlived her youngest by a very long time. There's even some "Nellie-like" drama in there: Embezzlement. Lying on censuses. Shady land deals.But there are some beautiful things, too. . .like the enduring love of a husband after his bride died. Or the rare closeness of a mother and daughter who shared their lives as adults. Or the strength of a young widowed mother who not only cared for her son, but headed out west, in true pioneer fashion, while she did so.Laura Ingalls Wilder did a masterful job of creating the character of Nellie Oleson. But the three real-life women behind that iconic character are, in my opinion, infinitely more intriguing.
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Tiny Prisoners

Two siblings trapped in a world of abuse. One woman determined to free them.

Author: Maggie Hartley

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 140916537X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8314

Aged just two and three years old, Evie and Elliot have experienced a lifetime of abuse and neglect. Scrawny, filthy and wide-eyed with fear when they turn up on foster carer Maggie Hartley's doorstep, these young siblings have hardly set foot outside their own home. They have been prisoners, locked in a terrifying world of abuse and violence. Maggie soon realises that Evie and Elliot are lacking the basic life skills we all take for granted. The outside world terrifies them; the sound of the doorbell sends them into a panic that takes hours to abate. Gradually unlocking the truth of their heart-breaking upbringing, Maggie tells their shocking true story. From emotionally scarred and damaged little children, we see how - with warmth and dedication - Maggie transforms their lives. As this moving story unfolds, we share Maggie's joy when these children finally smile again, when they realise they do have a future after all. Discover why readers have fallen in love with Maggie Hartley "I absolutely loved this book. It is up there with one of the best. I have laughed and I have cried. I would give it ten stars if I could." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "If you haven't read Maggie's books they are a must read." - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars "Such a heart-breaking story you just can't put this book down. I have read many books of this genre and this is one of the best. Hard hitting and real... don't miss this one!" - Amazon Reviewer, 5 stars
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Damnation Island

Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

Author: Stacy Horn

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1616205768

Category: History

Page: 304

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“A riveting character-driven dive into 19th-century New York and the extraordinary history of Blackwell’s Island.” —Laurie Gwen Shapiro, author of The Stowaway: A Young Man’s Extraordinary Adventure to Antarctica On a two-mile stretch of land in New York’s East River, a 19th-century horror story was unfolding . . . Today we call it Roosevelt Island. Then, it was Blackwell’s, site of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals. Conceived as the most modern, humane incarceration facility the world ever seen, Blackwell’s Island quickly became, in the words of a visiting Charles Dickens, “a lounging, listless madhouse.” In the first contemporary investigative account of Blackwell’s, Stacy Horn tells this chilling narrative through the gripping voices of the island’s inhabitants, as well as the period’s officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated Nellie Bly. Digging through city records, newspaper articles, and archival reports, Horn brings this forgotten history alive: there was terrible overcrowding; prisoners were enlisted to care for the insane; punishment was harsh and unfair; and treatment was nonexistent. Throughout the book, we return to the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell’s residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man’s inhumanity to man. In Damnation Island, Stacy Horn shows us how far we’ve come in caring for the least fortunate among us—and reminds us how much work still remains.
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Jack of Spies

Author: David Downing

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 1616952695

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Set on the eve of the First World War, across oceans and continents, steamliners and cross-country trains, David Downing’s complex and thrilling new espionage novel takes us all the way back to the dawn of that most fascinating of 20th century characters—the spy. It is 1913, and those who follow the news closely can see the world is teetering on the brink of war. Jack McColl, a Scottish car salesman with an uncanny ear for languages, has always hoped to make a job for himself as a spy. As his sales calls take him from city to great city—Hong Kong to Shanghai to San Francisco to New York—he moonlights collecting intelligence for His Majesty's Secret Service, but British espionage is in its infancy and Jack has nothing but a shoestring budget and the very tenuous protection of a boss in far-away London. He knows, though, that a geopolitical catastrophe is brewing, and now is both the moment to prove himself and the moment his country needs him most. Unfortunately, this is also the moment he begins to realize what his aspiration might cost him. He understands his life is at stake when activities in China suddenly escalate from innocent data-gathering and casual strolls along German military concessions to arrest warrants and knife attacks. Meanwhile, a sharp, vivacious American suffragette journalist has wiled her way deep into his affections, and it is not long before he realizes that her Irish-American family might be embroiled in the Irish Republican movement Jack's bosses are fighting against. How can he choose between his country and the woman he loves? And would he even be able to make such a choice without losing both?
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