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)

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Biography & Autobiography, Travel & Geography

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 A Proposal to Girdle the Earth Mary Reagan
00:15:39
Play 02 The Start Mary Reagan
00:20:25
Play 03 Southampton to Jules Verne's Mary Reagan
00:16:56
Play 04 Jules Verne at Home Mary Reagan
00:16:34
Play 05 On to Brindisi Mary Reagan
00:23:13
Play 06 An American Heiress Mary Reagan
00:17:57
Play 07 "Two Beautiful Black Eyes" Mary Reagan
00:23:39
Play 08 Aden to Colombo Mary Reagan
00:15:22
Play 09 Delayed Five Days Mary Reagan
00:39:44
Play 10 In the Pirate Seas Mary Reagan
00:29:16
Play 11 Against the Monsoon Mary Reagan
00:16:51
Play 12 British China Mary Reagan
00:28:06
Play 13 Christmas in Canton Mary Reagan
00:29:55
Play 14 To the Land of the Mikado Mary Reagan
00:05:21
Play 15 One Hundred and Twenty Hours in Japan Mary Reagan
00:28:19
Play 16 Across the Pacific Mary Reagan
00:11:22
Play 17 Across the Continent Mary Reagan
00:15:11
Play 18 The Record Mary Reagan
00:11:41