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Title   Signalman : A Ghost Story 

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Author   DICKENS Charles / BRADLEY Simon  ISBN   9781781255919  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Profile Books Ltd. (UK)  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Classics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2015 
Subject   Horror & ghost stories 
Stock Status   Currently in stock 
Order Status   Not currently on order 
Synopsis 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 lives 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.

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