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Journal of the Plague Year - 66 edition

Journal of the Plague Year (ISBN10: 0140437851; ISBN13: 9780140437850)
ISBN13: 978-0140437850
ISBN10: 0140437851

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0140430158
ISBN10: 0140430156

Summary: 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 shockin
g immediacy of Defoe's description of plague-racked London makes this one of the most convincing accounts of the Great Plague ever written.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 66
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, Inc.
Year Published: 1966
International: No

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