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The great train robbery

Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crichton, Michael, 1942-2008.
Great train robbery.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1975
(OCoLC)643737122
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Crichton
ISBN: 0394494016 9780394494012 0224011898 9780224011891 034539092X 9780345390929 0060502304 9780060502300
OCLC Number: 1175916
Performer(s): Read by Simon Prebble.
Description: xvii, 266 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Michael Crichton.

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In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold? Who could predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic caper novel set a decade before the age of dynamite--yet nonetheless explosive ...
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