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Early works to 1800
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|Description:||xv, 620 pages ; 19 cm.|
|Series Title:||Modern library of the world's best books.|
|Other Titles:||Journal of the plague year.|
|Responsibility:||by Daniel Defoe ; with an introduction by Louis Kronenberger.|
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.