Around the World in Seventy-Two Days

1889 account of travelling the world
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Librivox recording of Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly.
Read by Mary Reagan.

This is a true account by an 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.

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  1. A Proposal to Girdle the Earth (14.3Mb)
  2. The Start (18.7Mb)
  3. Southampton to Jules Verne's (15.5Mb)
  4. Jules Verne at Home (15.2Mb)
  5. On to Brindisi (21.3Mb)
  6. An American Heiress (16.4Mb)
  7. Two Beautiful Black Eyes (21.7Mb)
  8. Aden to Colombo (14.1Mb)
  9. Delayed for Five Days (36.4Mb)
  10. In the Pirate Seas (26.8Mb)
  11. Against the Monsoon (15.4Mb)
  12. British China (25.7Mb)
  13. Christmas in Canton (27.4Mb)
  14. To the Land of the Mikado (4.9Mb)
  15. One Hundred and Twenty Hours in Japan (25.9Mb)
  16. Across the Pacific (10.4Mb)
  17. Across the Continent (13.9Mb)
  18. The Record (10.7Mb)

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