"When Nellie Bly read Around the world in eighty days by Jules Verne, she had an amazing idea. What if she traveled around the world in real life, and did it in less than eighty days? in 1889, people doubted it could be done--especially by a woman. But with one small bag and a sturdy coat, Nellie set out anyway. Soon the whole world was rooting for her."--Page  of cover.