This illustration shows St Pancras station in London. The station was built by Midland Railway in the 1860s, and gave them a route from the Midlands and the north of England into the country's capital.
- Article by:
- John Mullan
- Technology and science, The novel 1832 - 1880
The first railway line in Britain opened in 1830, transforming how the public travelled and communicated – and read fiction. Focusing on the work of Thomas Hardy, Charles Dickens and George Eliot, Professor John Mullan explores the influence of the railway on Victorian novels.