Released on 2001Categories History

Railways and Culture in Britain

Railways and Culture in Britain

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719059666

Category: History

Page: 362

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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.
Released on 2022-08-01Categories Transportation

A History of Inland Transport and Communication in England

A History of Inland Transport and Communication in England

Author: Edwin A. Pratt

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547144526

Category: Transportation

Page: 362

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "A History of Inland Transport and Communication in England" by Edwin A. Pratt. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
Released on 2006-04-10Categories Reference

Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations

Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations

Author: Andrew Dow

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882920

Category: Reference

Page: 354

View: 845

Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.