Nellie Bly

So my new Work In Progress is set in 1887 when journalist Nellie Bly convinced a judge that she was a lunatic in order to be committed to the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island in New York City. She spent 10 days in the madhouse and wrote about the experience in two lengthy articles published by The World newspaper. Here is Nellie:

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