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A Journal of the Plague Year (Oxford World's Classics)

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Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year is an extraordinary account of the devastation and human suffering inflicted on the city of London by the Great Plague of 1665. Purporting to be an eye-witness, Defoe's fictional narrator recounts in vivid detail the rising death toll and the transformation of the city as its citizens flee and those who remain live in fear and despair. Above all it is the stories of appalling human suffering and grief that give Defoe's extraordinary fiction its compelling historical veracity. The lively Introduction relates the Journal to Defoe's best-known work, Robinson Crusoe, and draws on recent research into the publishing environment of the first edition. It considers the portrayal of London, depicted by Defoe as it was before the Great Fire, and to the book's device of fiction masquerading as fact. This edition also includes comprehensive explanatory notes, a map of Defoe's London, and a complete topographical index that enables the reader to track the Journal's complex references to London's streets, churches, alleyways, and prisons both before and after the Great Fire of 1666.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author

Louis Landa was Professor of English Emeritus at Princeton University. David Roberts is Professor of English at Birmingham City University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199572830
Author:
Defoe, Daniel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, David
Author:
Landa, Louis
Author:
null, Louis
Author:
Roberts, David
Author:
null, Daniel
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 18th C
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
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Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
one map
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
5 x 7.7 x 0.9 in 0.494 lb

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