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Railways and culture in Britain : the epitome of modernity

Author: Ian Carter
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2001
Series: Studies in popular culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Carter
ISBN: 0719059666 9780719059667
OCLC Number: 1015097755
Description: XI, 338 p. ill., részben térk. 24 cm
Contents: 1. History, modernity, fictionPart 1: In the Canon2. Rain, steam and what?3. Eight great pages: Dombey and Son4. 'Death by the railroad': Anna Karenina5. Railway life: La Bete Humaine6. Accident: new English life?Part 2: Beyond the Canon7. Crime on the line8. Crime on the train9. 'The lost idea of a train': comic fiction10. Train Landscape: Eric Ravilious, William Heath Robinson and Rowland Emett11. Return ticket to postmodernismIndex -- .
Series Title: Studies in popular culture
Responsibility: Ian Carter.

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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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