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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: 9780440130994
ISBN-10: 0440130999
Publication Date: 6/1/1987
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3.7 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Crichton has such range. This book dives deeply into the vernacular of Victorian England - "putter-uppers", "screwsmen", "barkers" and does so in a way rich with history and explanation without detracting from the overall story. So different from Jurassic Park which is so different from Rising Sun. Anyway, a great story that takes you through a lot of quick side trips explaining the times.

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Based on a true story set in 1854, a stunning re-creation of victorian England's most famous crime, and the society that spawned it.
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Like all MIchael Crichton books...this one's good and a fast read.The movie is great after you've read the book. Imagine Sean Connery as the main character!


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