Around the World in 72 Days by Nellie Bly

Around the World in 72 Days

Nellie Bly

256 pages first pub 1890 (editions)

nonfiction classics history travel adventurous slow-paced


In 1889, New York World reporter Nellie Bly, inspired by Jules Verne's novel Around the World in Eighty Days, set out to beat Verne's fictional record by circling the globe in 75 days. With just a few days notice and one carry on bag in tow, Bly b...

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adventurous 100%
informative 57%
inspiring 42%
funny 28%
lighthearted 14%
reflective 14%
relaxing 14%


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slow 16%
medium 16%

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