Transport in British Fiction

Technologies of Movement, 1840–1940

  • Adrienne E. Gavin
  • Andrew F. Humphries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. The Transports of Fiction 1840–1940

    1. Adrienne E. Gavin, Andrew F. Humphries
      Pages 1-25
  3. Transport in Early and Mid-Victorian Fiction, 1840–1880

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Elizabeth Bleicher
      Pages 29-43
    3. Charlotte Mathieson
      Pages 44-56
    4. Jen Cadwallader
      Pages 57-68
    5. Tamara S. Wagner
      Pages 69-83
    6. Margaret Linley
      Pages 84-100
  4. Transport in fın-de-siècle and Edwardian Fiction, 1880–1910

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Lena Wånggren
      Pages 123-135
    3. Lorna Shelley
      Pages 136-150
    4. Courtney Salvey
      Pages 151-166
    5. Paul March-Russell
      Pages 167-181
  5. Transport in Modern Fiction, 1910–1940

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Benjamin Bateman
      Pages 185-198
    3. Andrew F. Humphries
      Pages 199-219
    4. Janet Stobbs Wright
      Pages 220-234
    5. Peter Lowe
      Pages 235-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 250-273

About this book


Transport in British Fiction is the first essay collection devoted to transport and its various types horse, train, tram, cab, omnibus, bicycle, ship, car, air and space as represented in British fiction across a century of unprecedented technological change that was as destabilizing as it was progressive.


Transport in fiction transport in literature transport technology technological movement motion mobility train fiction literature Victorian modern modernism modernity urban fin de siècle horse equine cab Charles Dickens David Herbert Lawrence English literature George Eliot machine Modernism Percy Bysshe Shelley Technologie Victorian era Virginia Woolf Woolf

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrienne E. Gavin
    • 1
  • Andrew F. Humphries
    • 2
  1. 1.International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW)Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK
  2. 2.Canterbury Christ Church UniversityUK

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