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The Great Train Robbery
The Great Train Robbery
Author: Michael Crichton
"A nineteenth-century version of THE STING...Crichton fascinates us." — THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW — In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty live side by side, Edward Pierce charms the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of the century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of bre...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345390929
ISBN-10: 034539092X
Publication Date: 7/2/1994
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Fascinating true story written in a compelling way! It is a quick read because you can't put it down.
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This true story was a fascinating read. I especially liked reading about England in the 1850's, the crime element and how they operated. Criminals lived by their wits and not always successful. I would recommend this book.
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Just read this for the second time, and it was just as interesting. Crichton, as usual, teaches you more than you ever thought you'd learn about an esoteric subject, in this case, Victorian England. This is not sci-fi, and it's better than the movie.

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