(A) Incorrect . For the error mentioned above.
(B) Correct . In this option, "a pioneer journalist" correctly modifies ?Nellie Bly?.
(C) Incorrect . For the following reasons:
- The verb-ing modifier "including" modifies the preceding clause. However, it is not presenting any natural consequence of the fact that she was a pioneer journalist.
- The use of the article "the" before the gerund "circling the globe" is incorrect.
(D) Incorrect . This option is in inverted sentence structure. Converting it into regular structure, we get:
Circling the globe faster than Jules Verne's fictional Phileas Fogg are included in the pioneer journalist Nellie Bly's exploits.
We can see that the sentence has a singular subject "circling" and a plural verb "are".
(E) Incorrect . Nellie Bly herself was the pioneer journalist. "The pioneer journalist?s exploits of Nellie Bly" doesn?t make any sense.