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

Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity Audiobook download free by Ian Carter
  • Listen audiobook: Railways and Culture in Britain: The Epitome of Modernity
  • Author: Ian Carter
  • Release date: 2002/6/18
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Transportation
  • ISBN: 9780719059667
  • Rating: 8.44 of 10
  • Votes: 396
  • Review by: Eva Leeper
  • Review rating: 8.89 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/11
  • Duration: 4H25M26S in 256 kbps (70.4 MB)
  • Date of creation of the audiobook: 2018-07-05
  • You can listen to this audiobook in formats: MP3, MPEG4, FLAC, ATRAC, WMA, WAV (compression TAR.Z, TGZ, ZIP, RAR, AZW)
  • Total pages original book: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 30 pages
  • Duration of the summary (audio): 23M45S (6 MB)
  • Description or summary of the audiobook: 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? - .
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Literary Studies: General, Popular Culture, Railway Technology, Engineering & Trades, Trains & Railways, History: Specific Events & Topics, Cultural Studies
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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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