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By accident or design : writing the Victorian metropolis

Author: Paul Fyfe
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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By Accident or Design explains how and why the Victorians were fascinated by accidents, including omnibus collisions, fires, and railway crashes, and how these accidents offered a way to describe how  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Fyfe
ISBN: 9780198732334 0198732333
OCLC Number: 904454045
Description: 256 Seiten : Illustrationen ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. Accidents in the News ; 2. Dickens and the Traffic of Accidents ; 3. Industrial Accidents and Novel Insurances ; 4. Street Literature and the Remediation of Accident ; 5. Chaos and Connections on the Victorian Railway ; Afterword: An Accidental Excursion
Responsibility: Paul Fyfe.

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