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              Ten Days in a Mad-House
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed t...o feign insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed to feign insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. It was not an easy task for Bly to be admitted to the Asylum: She first decided to check herself into a boarding house called Temporary Homes for Females. She stayed up all night long to give herself the wide-eyed look of a disturbed woman, and began makion Blackwell's Island. It was not an easy task for Bly to be admitted to the Asylum: She first decided to check herself into a boarding house called Temporary Homes for Females. She stayed up all night long to give herself the wide-eyed look of a disturbed woman, and began making accusations that the other boarders were insane. Bly told the assistant matron There are so many crazy people about, and one can never tell what they will do. She refused to go to bed, and eventually scared so many of the other boarders that the police were called to take her to the nearby courthouse. Once examined by a police officer, a judge, and a doctor, Bly was taken to Blackwell's Island. Committed to the asylum, Bly experienced the deplorable conditions firsthand. After ten days, the asylum released Bly at The World's behest. Her report, later published in book form as Ten Days in a Mad-House, caused a sensation, prompted the asylum to implement reforms, and brought her lasting fame
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              ISBN 9780464073826
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              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Annotated)
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Annotated) (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              In 1887, journalist Nellie Bly posed as a mentally ill, homeless woman in order to expose conditions at the Blackwell's Island asylum in New York City. Her descriptions of the neglect and abuse women residents endured shocked readers, prompted improvements in the treatment of the... mentally ill, and remain a landmark in the history of investigative journalism.
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              ISBN 9781387825141
              Released AU 20 May 2018
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              Six Months in Mexico
                

              Six Months in Mexico (Hardback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              In 1887, Nellie Bly stormed into the office of the New York World, one of the leading newspapers in the country. She expressed interest in writing a story on the immigrant experience in the United States. Although, the editor declined her story he challenged Bly to investigate on...e of New York's most notorious mental hospitals. Bly not only accepted the challenge, she decided to feign mental illness to gain admission and expose how patients were treated. With this courageous and bold act Bly cemented her legacy as one of the foremost female journalists in history. Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864. Her family owned a lucrative mill in Cochran, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, Bly lost her father. Unable to maintain the land or their house, the family moved. Her mother also remarried but later divorced due to abuse. While attending Indiana Teacher's College, Elizabeth added an e to her last name becoming Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. Due to the family's financial crisis she was unable to finish her education. No longer in school, Bly focused on helping her mother run a boardinghouse. One day an upset Bly decided to pen an open letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Her short but important piece pointed out the paper's negative representation of women. The editor not only read Bly's response, he printed her rebuttal, and offered Bly a job as columnist. As a newspaper writer, she took the pen name Nellie Bly. Although Bly was a popular columnist, she was often asked to write pieces that only addressed women. Wanting to write pieces that addressed both men and women, Bly began looking for a paper that would allow her to write more serious work. In 1886, she moved to New York City. As a woman, Bly found it extremely hard for her to find work. After pretending to be mentally ill for 10 days, the New York World published Bly's articles about her time in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island in a six-part series. Ten Days in a Mad-House quickly
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              ISBN 9781647990909
              Released AU 23 Feb 2020
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              Ten Days in a Mad-House; or, Nellie Bly's Experience on Blackwell's Island (Illustrated Edition)
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House; or, Nellie Bly's Experience on Blackwell's Island (Illustrated Edition) (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Reprint of an Earlier ed.)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              Nellie Bly was the pen name of Elizabeth Cochran Seaman (1864-1922), an American journalist who was widely known for her record-breaking trip around the world in 72 days and for her undercover work to report on a mental institution from within. A pioneer in her field, she launche...d a new kind of investigative journalism, and was also a writer, inventor and industrialist. She entered on her career in journalism when a letter she wrote to the Pittsburgh Dispatch caught the editor's eye and he soon offered her a regular column to be written under the name of Nellie Bly. Her early work included a series of investigative articles on women factory workers but when the paper received complaints from factory owners she was reassigned to the women's pages to cover topics like fashion and society with which she soon became disenchanted. In 1885, aged only 21, she travelled to Mexico to serve as foreign correspondent, spending half a year reporting on the lives and customs of the people, and her dispatches were later published in book form as Six Months in Mexico (1888). In 1887 she left the Pittsburgh Dispatch and headed for New York where she took on an undercover assignment for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, agreeing to feign insanity in order to gain entry into the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island and investigate reports of brutality and neglect. The results of her investigation first appeared as a series of articles which later the same year were published in book form bringing her critical acclaim and also leading to a grand jury investigation which brought about an increase in budget for the Dept of Public Charities and Corrections.
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              ISBN 9781406898040
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              Ten Days in A Madhouse
               

              Ten Days in A Madhouse (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Preface by Fife, Bruce; By Bly, Nellie

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              Ten Days in A Madhouse is the true account of investigative journalist Nellie Bly

              ISBN 9781731456014
              Released AU 19 Nov 2018
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              Ten Days In A Mad-House - Illustrated Edition
               

              Ten Days In A Mad-House - Illustrated Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              On the 22d of September I was asked by the World if I could have myself committed to one of the asylums for the insane in New York, with a view to writing a plain and unvarnished narrative of the treatment of the patients therein and the methods of management, etc. Did I think I ...had the courage to go through such an ordeal as the mission would demand? Could I assume the characteristics of insanity to such a degree that I could pass the doctors, live for a week among the insane without the authorities there finding out that I was only a chiel amang 'em takin' notes? I said I believed I could. I had some faith in my own ability as an actress and thought I could assume insanity long enough to accomplish any mission intrusted to me. Could I pass a week in the insane ward at Blackwell's Island? I said I could and I would. And I did. - Taken from Ten Days In A Mad-House written by Nellie Bly
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              ISBN 9781096926108
              Released AU 5 May 2019
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              Ten Days in a Madhouse
               

              Ten Days in a Madhouse (Hardback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              The insane asylum on Blackwell's Island is a human rat-trap. It is easy to get in, but once there it is impossible to get out. Twenty-three-year-old journalist Nellie Bly, describing New York City's most notorious mental institution, wrote those words in 1887 after getting hersel...f committed to the asylum. After her release she wrote a shocking expose called Ten Days in a Madhouse, launching her career as a world-famous investigative reporter and helping to improve conditions at mental institutions across the United States. Her story is just as remarkable today as it was shen she wrote it. Soon to be a major motion picture. Newly designed and typeset by Waking Lion Press.
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              ISBN 9781434121653
              Released AU 9 Dec 2013
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              Around the World in Fewer Than 80 Days: The Journeys of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland
                

              Around the World in Fewer Than 80 Days: The Journeys of Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Weese, Cassidy; By Bly, Nellie; Bisland, Elizabeth

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              A dual edition of Elizabeth Bisland's In Seven Stages: A Flying Trip Around the World and Nellie Bly's Around the World in Seventy-Two Days.

              ISBN 9781943115259
              Released AU 11 Apr 2017
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              Around the World in Seventy-Two Days: And Other Writings
               

              Around the World in Seventy-Two Days: And Other Writings (Paperback)

              By Bly, Nellie; Edited by Lutes, Jean; Foreword by Corrigan, Maureen; Introduction by Lutes, Jean M.

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              A collection of the articles and writings of famed American journalist Nellie Bly.

              ISBN 9780143107408
              Released AU 27 Nov 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              Ten Days in a Mad-House
                

              Ten Days in a Mad-House (Hardback)

              By Bly, Nellie

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              In 1887, Nellie Bly stormed into the office of the New York World, one of the leading newspapers in the country. She expressed interest in writing a story on the immigrant experience in the United States. Although, the editor declined her story he challenged Bly to investigate on...e of New York's most notorious mental hospitals. Bly not only accepted the challenge, she decided to feign mental illness to gain admission and expose how patients were treated. With this courageous and bold act Bly cemented her legacy as one of the foremost female journalists in history. Nellie Bly was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran on May 5, 1864. Her family owned a lucrative mill in Cochran, Pennsylvania. At the age of six, Bly lost her father. Unable to maintain the land or their house, the family moved. Her mother also remarried but later divorced due to abuse. While attending Indiana Teacher's College, Elizabeth added an e to her last name becoming Elizabeth Jane Cochrane. Due to the family's financial crisis she was unable to finish her education. No longer in school, Bly focused on helping her mother run a boardinghouse. One day an upset Bly decided to pen an open letter to the editor of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Her short but important piece pointed out the paper's negative representation of women. The editor not only read Bly's response, he printed her rebuttal, and offered Bly a job as columnist. As a newspaper writer, she took the pen name Nellie Bly. Although Bly was a popular columnist, she was often asked to write pieces that only addressed women. Wanting to write pieces that addressed both men and women, Bly began looking for a paper that would allow her to write more serious work. In 1886, she moved to New York City. As a woman, Bly found it extremely hard for her to find work. After pretending to be mentally ill for 10 days, the New York World published Bly's articles about her time in the insane asylum on Blackwell's Island in a six-part series. Ten Days in a Mad-House quickly
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              ISBN 9781647990923
              Released AU 23 Feb 2020
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