A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year

eBook - 2015
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Defoe’s gripping fictionalized account of the plague that racked seventeenth-century London The year is 1665 and the plague has come to London. The air is heavy with death, the body count is rising, and the death carts are filling quickly. Our unflinching eyewitness narrator, HF, recounts the gruesome realities of life in a city overrun by the Black Death. Terror and hysteria seize the city as disease runs rampant. Blending fiction with journalism, Defoe re-creates the plague in all its horrifying detail. First published in 1722, A Journal of the Plague Year is one of the most chilling accounts of the plague ever written. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Open Road Media,, 2015
ISBN: 9781497684188
1497684188
Characteristics: 1 online resource (192 p.)

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Jan 22, 2013

Considered as a work of fiction, it's not much of a novel, rambling around and sometimes repeating itself, including some dry details about the numbers of dead (including charts). However, as an account of the plague, written by someone who experienced it, it's pretty fascinating.

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