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A journal of the plague year, being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, as well publick as private, which happened in London during the last Great Visitation in 1665;

Author: Daniel Defoe; Louis A Landa
Publisher: London, New York Oxford U.P., 1969.
Series: Oxford English novels.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731.
Journal of the plague year.
London, New York [etc.] Oxford U.P., 1969
(OCoLC)561627395
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Defoe; Louis A Landa
ISBN: 0192553240 9780192553249
OCLC Number: 34914
Description: xlvi, 298 [i.e. 300] pages 4 facsimiles 21 cm.
Series Title: Oxford English novels.
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction, by Louis Landa.

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Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 remains as vivid as it is harrowing. Based on Defoe's own childhood memories and prodigious research, A Journal of the Plague Year walks the line between fiction, history, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental detail it renders the daily life of a city under siege; the often gruesome medical precautions and practices of the time.

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