Tuesday, July 11, 2017

A podcast on Dickens' railways

Including a link to a podcast on Dickens' story The Signalman in a recent Six of the Best led me to this one.

Professor Stephen Gill from Lincoln College, Oxford, gives an approachable talk about the influence the railways had on Charles Dickens' writing.

The photograph above shows the aftermath of the 1865 railway accident at Staplehurst in which Dickens was himself involved.

Despite my experience in the same county, I have yet to become a great novelist.

Anyway, there are more Dickens podcasts on the University of Oxford website.

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