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Published: 15 September 2016

256 Pages | 16 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780198769439

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Writing the Stage Coach Nation

Locality on the Move in Nineteenth-Century British Literature

Ruth Livesey

  • A major reassessment of the work of the nineteenth-century novel
  • Moves chronologically from the zenith of the mail and stagecoach network in the early 1800s, through the rise of the railways, to the emptied roads of the 1880s
  • Each chapter is framed by far-reaching research in local history, the Victorian politics of transport, and the visual, material, culture of the stagecoach
  • Presents separate chapters on the works of key novelists, placing each within its historical and intellectual context