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A Journal of the Plague Year (Penguin Classics)

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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 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.

Synopsis:

This work follows Daniel Defoe's fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the plague through the streets of London. Here we see a city transformed - some of its streets suspiciously empty and some overwhelmingly full of the sounds and smells of human suffering.

About the Author

Daniel Defoe (1660-1731), though best remembered for his fiction, including the novels Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders, also wrote on economics, history, biography, and crime and is considered the founder of British journalism. Cynthia Wall is a professor of English literature at the University of Virginia.

Table of Contents

A Journal of the Plague Year Chronology

Introduction

Notes

Further Reading

A Note on the Text

A Journal of the Plague Year

Appendix I: The Plague

Appendix II: Topographical Index

Appendix III: London Maps

Appendix IV: Introduction by Anthony Burgess to the 1966 Penguin English Library Edition

Glossary

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437850
Editor:
Wall, Cynthia
Introduction:
Wall, Cynthia
Introduction by:
Wall, Cynthia Sundberg
Introduction:
Wall, Cynthia Sundberg
Introduction:
Wall, Cynthia
Editor:
Wall, Cynthia
Editor:
Wall, Cynthia Sundberg
Author:
BURGESS, ANTHONY
Author:
Wall, Cynthia
Author:
Defoe, Daniel
Author:
Bristow, Christopher
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
London
Subject:
Plague
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
04-R1
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.86x5.16x.86 in. .56 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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