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Railways and culture in Britain: the epitome of modernity

Railways and culture in Britain: the epitome of modernity

Carter, Ian

This text shows how the 19th-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and how this was represented in British society

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001
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Statement of responsibility: Ian Carter
ISBN: 0719059658, 0719059666, 9780719059650, 9780719059667
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical Description: xi, 338p. : ill., facsims., maps ; 24 cm.
Series: Studies in popular culture
Subject: Culture; Great Britain; Railroads Social aspects Great Britain.; Literature; Railroads in literature.; Railways


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