A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year


Editor/introduction:
Notes by:

Format
Paperback
Price
$11.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140437850
  • 336 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

In 1665, the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal of the Plague Year, Defoe vividly chronicles the progress of the epidemic. We follow his fictional narrator through a city transformed-the streets and alleyways deserted, the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors, the dead-carts on their way to the pits-and encounter the horrified citizens of the city, as fear, isolation, and hysteria take hold. The shocking immediacy of Defoe’s description of plague-racked London makes this one of the most convincing accounts of the Great Plague ever written.

A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year

Daniel Defoe, Editor/introduction: Cynthia Wall, Notes by: Cynthia Wall

Praise

“Within the texture of Defoe’s prose, London becomes a living and suffering being.” (Peter Ackroyd)

Table of Contents

Chronology
Introduction
Notes
Further Reading
A Note on the Text

A Journal of the Plague Year

Appendix I: The Plague
Appendix II: Topographical Index
Appendix III: London Maps
Appendix IV: Introduction by Anthony Burgess to the 1966 Penguin English Library Edition
Glossary
Notes

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