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A Journal of the plague year : authoritative text, backgrounds, contexts, criticism

Author: Daniel Defoe; Paula R Backscheider
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©1992.
Series: Norton critical edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Presents the annotated text of Daniel Defoe's fictionalized account of what it was like to live in London in 1665 when the city was in the grip of plague, and includes background on the London epidemic and other outbreaks, essays on the theme of community in crisis, and critical reviews of the novel.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Named Person: Daniel Defoe
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Defoe; Paula R Backscheider
ISBN: 0393961885 9780393961881
OCLC Number: 23939776
Description: xiii, 361 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: The text of a Journal of the plague year --
Backgrounds: The plague of 1665 and the threat of 1720-21: Orders conceived and published by the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the city of London, concerning the infection of the plague, 1665 --
From reflections on the weekly bills of mortality and natural and political observations upon the bills of mortality / John Graunt --
Necessary directions for the prevention and cure of the plague in 1665 / College of physicians --
From God's terrible voice in the city / Thomas Vincent --
From Loimologia: or, an historical account of the plague in London in 1665 / Nathaniel Hodges --
From Applebee's original weekly journal / Daniel Defoe --
From the Daily journal --
Quarantine act of 1721 / The London Gazette --
A short discourse concerning pestilential contagion, and the methods to be used to prevent it / Richard Mead --
The plague at Athens / Thucydides --
The first day / Giovanni Boccaccio --
From The wonderful year / Thomas Dekker --
From The plague / Albert Camus --
Panopticism / Michel Foucault --
From AIDS and its metaphors / Susan Sontag --
Epilogue to someone was here / George Whitmore --
Public informational material about AIDS --
Daniel De Foe / Sir Walter Scott --
Religion, science, and medicine in A journal of the plague year / Louis A. landa --
H.F.'s meditations: A journal of the plague year / Everett Zimmerman --
Epilogue: a Journal of the plague year as epitome / John J. Richetti --
Defoe and the disordered city / Maximillian E. Novak --
The city and the rise of the penitentiary: A journal of the plague year / John Bender --
Formation, process, and transition in A journal of the plague year / Michelle Brandwein.
Series Title: Norton critical edition.
Responsibility: Daniel Defoe ; edited by Paula R. Backscheider.
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This Norton Critical Edition of one of Defoe's most important works reprints the 1722 text, the only edition published in Defoe's lifetime.  Read more...

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