A Journal of the Plague Year: Revised Edition by Daniel Defoe

A Journal of the Plague Year: Revised Edition

byDaniel Defoe, David RobertsEditorLouis Landa

Paperback | October 9, 2010

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'a Casement violently opened just over my Head, and a Woman gave three frightful Skreetches, and then cry'd, Oh! Death, Death, Death!'Purporting to be an eye-witness account, the Journal of the Plague Year is a record of the devastation wrought by the Great Plague of 1665 on the city of London. Defoe's fictional narrator, known only as 'H. F.', recounts in vivid detail the progress of the disease and the desperate attempts tocontain it. He catalogues 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.This revised edition includes comprehensive notes, a complete topographical index, and a new introduction to the greatest work of plague literature.

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Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) had an exciting life as a journalist and a spy, he was in prison several times because of his political writings. Robinson Crusoe is his most famous work.
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Title:A Journal of the Plague Year: Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:October 9, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199572836

ISBN - 13:9780199572830

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Review from previous edition: "the best edition of the Journal we possess" --Pat Rogers