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Title:A Journal of the Plague Year
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Publisher:Penguin Classics
ISBN:0140437851
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Number of Pages:289
Category:Classics, History, Non fiction

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe, Cynthia Sundberg Wall

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Journal of the Plague Year In the Great Plague swept through London claiming nearly lives In i A Journal of the Plague Year i 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 .

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