The Signalman: A Ghost Story ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Bradley

The Signalman: A Ghost Story

Profile Books
Publication date: September 2015
ISBN: 9781782832263
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

List price:
$2.49
Our price:
$1.99

You save: $0.50 (20%)

On the 9th of June 1865, Charles Dickens was travelling aboard the Folkestone to London Boat Train with his mistress and her mother, when it derailed while crossing a viaduct near Staplehurst in Kent. The train plunged down a bank into a dry river bed, killing ten passengers, and badly wounding forty.

Dickens was profoundly affected by the disaster, and a year later, he published The Signalman, a supremely atmospheric ghost story in which the narrator, while investigating a dank and lonely railway cutting, meets the signalman who works there. His new acquaintance appears to live under the shadow of an unbearable secret, haunted by an apparition whose appearance prefigures terrible rail accidents.

Drawing on Dickens own experiences, and introduced by Simon Bradley, author of The Railways, The Signalman is both an important piece of rail history, and a sinister tale which will make you think twice next time you enter the quiet carriage.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Signalman: A Ghost Story (Waterstones Exclusive) ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
505 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Enabled. Limit of 7 selections within 7 days.
Printing:
Enabled. Limit of 7 pages within 7 days.
Other books by Simon Bradley
The Railways: Nation, Network and People ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Bradley
The Railways: Nation, Network and People
Simon Bradley
Profile Books, September 2015
ISBN: 9781846682094
Format: ePub
List Price: $9.99 Our price: $8.99
St Pancras Station ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Bradley
St Pancras Station
Simon Bradley
Profile Books, July 2010
ISBN: 9781861979513
Format: ePub
List Price: $7.65 Our price: $6.99