Available for the first time in 125 years, the Lost Novels Of Nellie Bly!
Pioneering undercover journalist Nellie Bly is rightly famous for exposing society's ills. From brutal insane asylums to corrupt politicians, she exposed all manner of frauds and charlatans. She was also a skilled interviewer and reporter. What no one has known was that she was also a novelist. This is because, of the twelve novels Bly wrote between 1889 and 1895, eleven of have been lost. Until now.
Newly discovered by author David Blixt (What Girls Are Good For, The Master Of Verona), Nellie Bly's lost works of fiction are now available for the first time! Complete with the original artwork! These are The Lost Novels of Nellie Bly!
Sixteen year-old orphan Christmas Cherry escapes from the foster home on Blackwell's Island without a friend in the world. On Christmas Day, her birthday, she wanders New York in search of shelter and a job.
Unknown to Christmas, she shares a birthday with wealthy, petted, and proud Amor Escandon, who has also run away after witnessing her beloved father commit a terrible crime.
Christmas finds a protector in handsome George Chesterland. But no sooner does he promise her a job than he's forced to dive into the Hudson River and save Amor from drowning as she attempts to commit suicide. To Christmas' dismay, he is clearly smitten with Amor's beauty.
Together Christmas and Amor accept shelter in the home of a poor cabdriver and his family, only to find a bitter foe in the cabbie's daughter, Lillian Day. All three long for George Chesterland's love, but he only has eyes for the haughty Amor.
But Amor's secret pursues her. The evil Matteo Blanco demands her hand in marriage, or else he will reveal her father's crime. Yet upon meeting Lillian and Christmas, Blanco becomes determined to possess all three women at once, demanding . . . The Love Of Three Girls!
Bonus feature: This volume includes Bly's New York World articles that inspired this novel!