A Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, As Well Public as Private, Which Happened in London ... Great Visitation in 1665 (Penguin Classics)

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9780140430158: A Journal of the Plague Year: Being Observations or Memorials of the Most Remarkable Occurrences, As Well Public as Private, Which Happened in London ... Great Visitation in 1665 (Penguin Classics)

The shocking immediacy of Daniel Defoe's description of a plague-racked city makes it one of the most convincing accounts of the Great Plague of 1665 ever written.

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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 of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written.
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