Around the World 125 years ago

125 years ago, reporter Nellie Bly beat the fictional Phileas Fogg (and fellow reporter Elizabeth Bishop) by completing a trip around the world in fewer than 80 days.

You can read the story in her own words (well, an abridged version) in
Nellie Bly's Book
Nellie Bly’s Book: Around the World in 72 Days edited by Ira Peck

The story is also told in books for younger readers, such as Nellie Bly’s Monkey: His Remarkable Story in His Own Words and It Can’t Be Done, Nellie Bly!  A Reporter’s Race Around the World.

For a more complete look at her life, try
Bylines: A Photobiography of Nellie Bly by Sue Macy

You can also read her story (and two others ) in a comic:
Around the World
Around the World by Matt Phelan

If you want to read the story that inspired it all, that would beAround the World in Eighty Days
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

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