Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity

Author:   Ian Carter ,  Jeffrey Richards ,  Rebecca Mortimer
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
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9780719059667


Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 September 2001
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Ian Carter ,  Jeffrey Richards ,  Rebecca Mortimer
Publisher:   Manchester University Press
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.80cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.497kg
ISBN:  

9780719059667


ISBN 10:   0719059666
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 September 2001
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Table of Contents

1. History, modernity, fiction Part 1: In the Canon 2. Rain, steam and what? 3. Eight great pages: Dombey and Son 4. 'Death by the railroad': Anna Karenina 5. Railway life: La Bete Humaine 6. Accident: new English life? Part 2: Beyond the Canon 7. Crime on the line 8. Crime on the train 9. 'The lost idea of a train': comic fiction 10. Train Landscape: Eric Ravilious, William Heath Robinson and Rowland Emett 11. Return ticket to postmodernism Index

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'This is an important, agenda-setting work. The quality of the scholarship is very high'. Dr Ralph Harrington, University of York


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Ian Carter is Professor of Sociology at the University of Auckland

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