First published in 1890, “Around the World in Seventy-Two Days” is a chronicle of Elizabeth Seaman’s record-breaking trip around the world in the footsteps of Jules Verne’s fictional character Phileas Fogg. A fantastic real-life adventure tale highly recommended for those with an interest in travel writing and journalism in general. Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman (1864–1922), also known as Nellie Bly, was an American industrialist, journalist, charity worker, and inventor. Together with her famous trip, she is also remembered for feigning insanity in order to infiltrate and write an exposé on an insane asylum. Contents include: “A Proposal to Girdle the Earth”, “The Start”, “Southampton to Jules Verne’s”, “Jules Verne at Home”, “On to Brindisi”, “An American Heiress”, “’Two Beautiful Black Eyes’”, “Aden to Colombo”, “Delayed Five Days”, “In the Pirate Seas”, “Against the Monsoon”, etc. Read & Co. Travel is republishing this classic travelogue now complete with an introductory biography by Frances E. Willard and Mary A. Livermore.