Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ian Carter

Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity download free [PDF and Ebook] by Ian Carter year 2002
  • Book name: Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity
  • Author: Ian Carter
  • Release date: 2002/11/13
  • Publisher: MANCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780719059667
  • Rating: 9.28 of 10
  • Votes: 777
  • Review by: Melinda Himes
  • Review rating: 8.7 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The nineteenth-century's steam railway epitomised modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. In Railways and culture in Britain Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of train technology, and how this was represented in British society.Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? The book's first half tests that assertion by comparing fiction and images by some canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. The second half proposes that if high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, then this does not mean that all British culture ignored this revolutionary artefact. 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. A final chapter contemplates cultural correlations of the steam railway's eclipse. If this was the epitome of modernity, then does the triumph of diesel and electric trains, of cars and planes, signal a decisive shift to postmodernity? - .
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H52M16S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Cultural Studies, Popular Culture, Trains & Railways, Railway Technology, Engineering & Trades, Literary Studies: General, History: Specific Events & Topics
  • Available formats: TXT, PDF, PDB, EPUB, WORD, DOC, AZW, OEB. Compressed in ALZ, RAR, IMG, DMG, ZIP, TAR.BZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 31.93 USD
  • Dimensions: 156x234x18.54mm
  • Weight: 526.17g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Manchester, United Kingdom
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