Note 3 to the author's "Great Expectations in "The Tuggses at Ramsgate," or, The Importance of Being Cymon"

The line from Haywards Heath was extended to Brighton on 21 September, 1841, so that by the story's references to upset "coaches" (338) the contemporary reader would have understood "stage-coaches" rather than "railway carriages."


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