The History and Description of the Great Western Railway

Description

The first railway line in Britain opened in 1830, transforming how the public travelled and communicated – and read fiction. As railways grew in importance in Victorian Britain they are reflected in more and more fiction including, George Eliot's Middlemarch, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South and Dickens's Dombey and Son. Railways also became and integral part of the play for many detective fiction novels such as Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories.

Full title:
The History and Description of the Great Western Railway, including its geology, and the antiquities of the district through which it passes; accompanied by ... numerous views, etc.
Published:
1846, London
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Creator:
John C Bourne
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
HS.74/1119

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