Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Written by Michael Crichton
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9780804171281
  • Our Price: $15.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Great Train Robbery

Buy now from Random House

  • The Great Train Robbery
  • Written by Michael Crichton
  • Format: eBook | ISBN: 9780307816443
  • Our Price: $9.99
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

    Select a Format:
  • Book
  • eBook

Written by Michael CrichtonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Crichton

eBook

List Price: $9.99

eBook

On Sale: May 14, 2012
Pages: 304 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81644-3
Published by : Vintage Knopf
The Great Train Robbery Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - The Great Train Robbery
  • Email this page - The Great Train Robbery
  • Print this page - The Great Train Robbery
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR ABOUT THE AUTHOR
PRAISE PRAISE
Synopsis

Synopsis

From the bestselling author of Jurassic ParkTimeline, and Sphere comes an enthralling novel about Victorian London’s most notorious gold heist. 
 
London, 1855, when lavish wealth and appalling poverty exist side by side, one mysterious man navigates both worlds with perfect ease. Edward Pierce preys on the most prominent of the well-to-do as he cunningly orchestrates the crime of his century. Who would suspect that a gentleman of breeding could mastermind the extraordinary robbery aboard the pride of England’s industrial era, the mighty steam locomotive? Based on fact, but studded with all the suspense and style of fiction, here is a classic historical thriller, set a decade before the age of dynamite—yet nonetheless explosive…
 

Michael Crichton

About Michael Crichton

Michael Crichton - The Great Train Robbery

Photo © Elena Seibert

Michael Crichton’s novels include The Andromeda Strain, The Great Train Robbery, Congo, Jurassic Park, Rising Sun, Disclosure, and The Lost World, and he was as well the creator of the television series ER. Crichton died in 2008.
Praise

Praise

“A nineteenth-century version of The Sting… Crichton fascinates us.” –The New York Times Book Review
 
“A work of intelligence and craftsmanship… Written with grace and wit.” –Los Angeles Times

“One of the great storytellers of our age. . . . The best Michael Crichton novels are . . . edifying reads, whose gripping plots contain real ideas.”—Newsday

“Crichton is a master at blending edge-of-the-chair adventure and a scientific seminar, educating his readers as he entertains them.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“[Crichton] makes the unbelievable believable.”—Washington Post

“[Crichton’s] stories are always page-turners of the highest order.”—The Denver Post

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: