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Railways and the Victorian Imagination Hardcover – 13 Sep 1999

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  • Hardcover: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (13 Sept. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300079702
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300079708
  • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 2.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 969,331 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The cultural dimension of the railway age is often overshadowed by its mechanical and physical elements. Here its centrality in the literary, artistic and imaginative life of the nation is set side by side with its financial, speculative and economic aspects to provide an original insight into the realities of Victorian life.

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'Michael Freeman's work, on the face of it, is an uncommonly elegant picture book...As logical as it is discursive, this survey is set fair to become a classic.' - Christopher Hawtree - The Independent

'Michael Freeman has produced a luscious, luxurious book...the pictures throughout the book are simply beautiful.' - Kathryn Hughes - The Tablet

'carefully footnoted and beautifully illustrated...It is best to consider Freeman's book not as an "imaginative history of the railway" but as an informative and stimulating examination of the "cultural relations" of the railway.' - Asa Briggs - Times Higher Education Supplement

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