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A Journal of the Plague Year (Modern Library Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

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.

This Modern Library Paperback Classic is set from the original edition published in 1722.

Synopsis:

Defoe's rendering of Great Plague of London (1664-65) was first published in 1722. In it Defoe describes, with masterly detail, the horrifying daily events in London as it was besieged by bubonic plague and attendant ills. A work that walks the line between fiction and nonfiction and remains one of the great fictionalized historical narratives of all time.

About the Author

"A cunning work of art; a confidence trick of the imagination."

--Anthony Burgess

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375757891
Introduction:
Goodwin, Jason
Publisher:
Modern Library
Introduction by:
Goodwin, Jason
Introduction:
Goodwin, Jason
Author:
Goodwin, Jason
Author:
Defoe, Daniel
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
London
Subject:
Plague
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Great Fire, London, England, 1
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
20011131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.10x5.16x.60 in. .50 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Defoe's rendering of Great Plague of London (1664-65) was first published in 1722. In it Defoe describes, with masterly detail, the horrifying daily events in London as it was besieged by bubonic plague and attendant ills. A work that walks the line between fiction and nonfiction and remains one of the great fictionalized historical narratives of all time.
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