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Ten Days in a Mad-House

Nellie Bly

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's exposé of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her ten days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. Ten Days in a Mad-House established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting. This edition also includes two of Bly's shorter articles: "Trying to Be a Servant" and "Nellie Bly as a White Slave."

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's exposé of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her ten days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. Ten Days in a Mad-House established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting. This edition also includes two of Bly's shorter articles: "Trying to Be a Servant" and "Nellie Bly as a White Slave."
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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's exposé of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her ten days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. Ten Days in a Mad-House established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting. This edition also includes two of Bly's shorter articles: "Trying to Be a Servant" and "Nellie Bly as a White Slave."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Laural Merlington

Length:

3h 28m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:06


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:46


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:00


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

18:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:34


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:44


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

12:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:29


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

16:30


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:22


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:43


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:13