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Dickens on Railways

A Great Novelist's Travels by Train by Dickens, Charles Code: 59883 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $34.95

In the mid-nineteenth century, the great age of railway building, Charles Dickens could not but be aware of their transformative impact on society. So he wrote about it - to a remarkable extent. He wrote a classic ghost story, The Signalman; in Dombey and Son about what is now the West Coast Main Line being carved through north London in great ravines. He wrote satirical pieces about railway catering - even back then; about the wonder of express train travel to the Channel ports; travel pieces about exploring America by train - and about being personally involved in the notorious Staplehurst train crash in Kent. Now, in the year of Dickens 150th anniversary, Tony Williams, a distinguished Dickens scholar, collects all these railway writings into a handsome little volume ideal for a long train journey...

Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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Publication date: 13/11/2020
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 198mm X 129mm
Code: 59883