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Women and the railway, 1850-1915

Author: Anna Despotopoulou
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2015]
Series: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines cultural representations of women's experience of the railway in the nineteenth century Examining the representation of women in the spaces of the railway in literature and culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book explores the extraordinary and unprecedented opportunities that the train offered women. An emblem of the conquest of national and imperial space and of the staggering  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anna Despotopoulou
ISBN: 9780748676941 0748676945
OCLC Number: 905486437
Description: x, 202 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Geographies of Fear in the Age of Sensation --
2. Railway Speed --
3. Breaching National Borders: Rail Travel in Europe and Empire --
4. Railway Space and Time.
Series Title: Edinburgh critical studies in Victorian culture.
Responsibility: Anna Despotopoulou.

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Examining the representation of women in the spaces of the railway in literature and culture of the 19th and early 20th century, this book brings together the sensation, realist, and modernist  Read more...

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