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Madwoman: Nellie Bly

Madwoman: Nellie Bly

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One of the summer’s most hotly anticipated novels… The book’s themes of attitudes to mental health, and women having to fight for professional success are strikingly relevant today. Later, the witness of her mother’s mistreatment by her second husband makes Elizabeth even more determined to be an independent woman. Madwoman is an avenue to learn more about Nellie Bly and her accomplishments, but lacks Nellie’s passionate spirit. Oh, and I loved loved loved the ending so much, it felt just right considering the character’s ambitions and growth! A fascinating story of a can-do woman, but I could've come to every conclusion the book laid out for me without being told.

The headstrong protagonist and paced speed in which she navigates New York in the 1880’s felt very refreshing to read. In 1887 young Nellie Bly sets out for New York and a career in journalism, determined to make her way as a serious reporter, whatever that may take. If you love historical fiction and investigative journalism, Madwoman is sure to pique your interest! If you are someone who does not mind being explicitly told what the message is, give this book a go!My only dislike was the romantic part of the novel which I found hard to believe, but it was not that important to the overall story and its message.

This fictional account of her exposé of Blackwell's asylum in 1880s New York stays faithful to the biographical detail, harrowing and emotive without ever getting too sensationalist.She has been my hero ever since but I have not really read much more about her apart from that bookish fact. I would have liked hearing about her family life if it weren't for the way the narrator treated me like I was stupid and had to be explicitly told what I should think about women not being allowed to wear pants or ride horses standing up.



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