The Great Train Robbery Paperback
In teeming Victorian London, where lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease.
Rich, handsome and ingenious, Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the daring theft of a fortune in gold?
Who would predict the consequences of making the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England's industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive?
Based on fact, as lively as legend, and studded with all the suspense and style of a modern fiction master, here is a classic novel, set a decade before the age of dynamite - yet nonetheless explosive...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 04/04/1995
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9780099482413
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Review by john257hopper
A fascinating novelised account of this most famous of Victorian era robberies. The preparations for the theft read as being so unlikely that one would think them too far-fetched if one didn't know this really happened. The only slight issue was the large amount of criminal argot and on occasion I could have done with a glossary for those terms neither the author nor the context explained. A fascinating insight into Victorian mores and attitudes.
Review by AliceAnna
The street slang was highly annoying as it was left unexplained for the most part. It was like trying to head a novel in a foreign language that you were only vaguely familiar with. Although this novel was based on a true story, some of the "facts" were rather fanciful.