A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year - Penguin Classics

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Synopsis

'The most reliable and comprehensive account of the Great Plague that we possess' Anthony Burgess

In 1665 the plague swept through London, claiming over 97,000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time of the plague, but he later called on his own memories, as well as his writing experience, to create this vivid chronicle of the epidemic and its victims. 'A Journal' (1722) follows Defoe's fictional narrator as he traces the devastating progress of the plague through the streets of London. Here we see a city transformed: some of its streets suspiciously empty, some - with crosses on their doors - overwhelmingly full of the sounds and smells of human suffering. And every living citizen he meets has a horrifying story that demands to be heard.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140437850
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.5
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 2136
Number of pages: 289
Weight: 246g
Height: 197mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 21mm