The Great Train Robbery Themes

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Crime

The entire novel is based on the story of one of the most notorious train robberies in England. Although little is known about the actual participants in the original robbery, the author has taken what little is known and created a fictional tale about the robbery. Pierce, a mysterious gentleman who is clearly wealthy, plans and executes the perfect train robbery. To do this, Pierce must commit multiple crimes along with his team.

Pierce is a highly intelligent man with a clever plan to commit what should have been the perfect crime. Pierce does not tell his entire team the full story of what he plans to do until it is absolutely necessary because he knows that given the chance, these men will turn on him as quickly as they agreed to work with him. It is clear to the reader that Pierce knows exactly what he is...

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