Great Train Robbery

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Harper Collins, Nov 5, 2002 - Fiction - 329 pages
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Lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side in Victorian London—and Edward Pierce easily navigates both worlds. Rich, handsome, and ingenious, he charms the city's most prominent citizens even as he plots the crime of his century—the daring theft of a fortune in gold.

But even Pierce could not predict the consequences of an extraordinary robbery that targets the pride of England's industrial era: the mighty steam locomotive. Based on remarkable fact, and alive with the gripping suspense, surprise, and authenticity that are his trademark, Michael Crichton's classic adventure is a breathtaking thrill-ride that races along tracks of steel at breakneck speed.

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Crichton (Eaters of the Dead) now takes us to Victorian England in this excellent adaptation of his 1975 novel. We follow charming Edward Pierce in 1955 as he moves between England's aristocrats and ... Read full review

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A great book that combines a lesson in history into an interesting story, which makes it a must read!
It gives us an insight into the Victorian England lifestyle, norms, law and the first of the
intricate London railway system... All in all, a very informative and interesting read.. I usually skip the parts where there is too much history involved, but this one kept me glued to it!
Some of the criminal slang is confusing at times.. though M.C has gone into great details explaining most of them..
 

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Michael Crichton (1942—2008) was the author of the groundbreaking novels The Great Train Robbery, Jurassic Park, Disclosure, Prey, State of Fear, and Next, among many others. His books have sold more than 200 million copies worldwide, have been translated into thirty-eight languages, and have provided the basis for fifteen feature films. He was the director of Westworld, Coma, The Great Train Robbery and Looker, as well as the creator of ER. Crichton remains the only writer to have a number one book, movie, and TV show in the same year.

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