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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788 when it was known as The Daily Universal Register. For much of its history, The Times has been regarded as Britain's newspaper of record. It has played an influential role in politics and shaping public opinion about foreign events.

In fiction

In the dystopian future world of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, The Times has been transformed into the organ of the totalitarian ruling party, its editorials—of which several are quoted in the book—reflecting Big Brother's pronouncements.

Rex Stout's fictional detective Nero Wolfe is described as fond of solving the London Times ' crossword puzzle at his New York home, in preference to those of American papers.

In the James Bond series by Ian Fleming, James Bond, reads The Times. As described by Fleming in From Russia, with Love: "The Times was the only paper that Bond ever read."

In The Wombles, Uncle Bulgaria read The Times and asked for the other Wombles to bring him any copies that they found amongst the litter. The newspaper played a central role in the episode Very Behind the Times (Series 2, Episode 12).

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