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From a Railway Carriage

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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 1st 1993 by Viking Books for Young Readers (first published January 1st 1993)
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A thoroughly enjoyable read, penned in the Victorian era when new technologies seemed to appear annually. This poem takes a look at, what was then, a new technology opening up to the masses, rail travel.

As the name suggests'From a railway carriage', this poem takes place at full motion on a train and uses many interesting literary features, which can be peeled apart and scrutinised. From rhyming couplets, to alliteration and emotive language, Robert Louis Stevenson, takes us along a wonderfully
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Robert Louis (Balfour) Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.

Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is o
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