A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year

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Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails… (more)

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Publisher: Modern Library (July 11, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 2.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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