The Great Train Robbery (novel)

The Great Train Robbery is a bestselling 1975 historical novel written by Michael Crichton, his third novel under his own name and his thirteenth novel overall. Originally published in the US by Alfred A. Knopf (then, a division of Random House), it is currently published by Avon, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. It is the story of the Great Gold Robbery of 1855, a massive gold heist, which takes place on a train travelling through Victorian-era England on 22 May 1855. Most of the book takes place in London. A 1978 film adaptation was written for the screen and directed by Michael Crichton.

The Great Train Robbery
First edition cover
AuthorMichael Crichton
CountryUnited States
GenreHistorical novel,
Crime novel
Publication date
May 1975
Media typePrint (hardcover)
LC ClassPZ4.C9178 Gr PS3553.R48
Preceded byThe Terminal Man 
Followed byEaters of the Dead 

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