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A Proposal to Girdle the Earth

The Start

Southampton to Jules Verne's

Jules Verne at Home

On to Brindisi

An American Heiress

"Two Beautiful Black Eyes"

Aden to Colombo

Delayed Five Days

In the Pirate Seas

Against the Monsoon

British China

Christmas in Canton

To the Land of the Mikado

One Hundred and Twenty Hours in Japan

Across the Pacific

Across the Continent

The Record

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Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

Around the World in Seventy-Two Days, Nellie BLY (1864 - 1922)

This is a true account by American woman journalist who, in 1889, 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. (Summary by Mary Reagan)