Ten Days in a Mad-House

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Nellie Bly

Narrated By: Laural Merlington

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: June 2011

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Summary:

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 expose 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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Ten Days in a Mad-House

by Nellie Bly

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