The Scourges Of Heaven by David DickThe Scourges Of Heaven by David Dick

The Scourges Of Heaven

byDavid Dick

Paperback | August 31, 2004

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A novel of prejudice and plague that sweeps gracefully, joyfully, and painfully across centuries and generations, The Scourges of Heaven centers on Cynthia Anne Ferguson, orphaned aboard a vessel carrying immigrants, hopes, dreams-and cholera-from the Old World to the New. David Dick paints a world where the causes of disease are little understood, where faith is not always a comfort, and where unexpected death is frequently attributed to the wrath of an angry God. Based upon historical events, The Scourges of Heaven is more powerfully told than any purely factual or scientific account of the disease.
Title:The Scourges Of HeavenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:318 pages, 8.52 × 5.52 × 0.84 inPublished:August 31, 2004Publisher:University Press Of KentuckyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813190975

ISBN - 13:9780813190976


Editorial Reviews

"Like a latter-day Voltaire, Dick takes us on a Candide-like adventure through the violence, prejudices, injustices, superstitions, greed, and occasional enlightenments and reforms of the mid-nineteenth century."