A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe - PDF and EPUB eBook

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In 1665, the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal of the Plague Year, Defoe vividly...

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Exact title of the book
A Journal of the Plague Year
Book author
Daniel Defoe
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
289 pages
Language
English
Published
May 29th 2003 by Penguin Classics
File size (in PDF)
1156 kB
A Journal of the Plague Year

Some brief overview of book

In 1665, the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal of the Plague Year, Defoe vividly chronicles the progress of the epidemic. We follow his fictional narrator through a city transformed-the streets and alleyways deserted, the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors, the dead-carts on their way to the pits-and encounter the horrified citizens of the city, as fear, isolation, and hysteria take hold.

The shocking immediacy of Defoe's description of plague-racked London makes this one of the most convincing accounts of the Great Plague ever written.