A Journal Of The Plague Year

Authors: Defoe, Daniel
Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics
BISAC/Subject: FIC000000
ISBN: 9781443426503, Related ISBNs: 1443426504, 9781443426503
Classification: Fiction
Number of pages: 165,
Audience: General/trade

Set against the backdrop of the Great Plague of London in the seventeenth century, Daniel Defoe’s classic novel, A Journal of the Plague Year, continues to be distinguished for its intense, honest, and realistic portrayal of the times. Over the course of a single year, the novel’s narrator examines events both political and personal, and comments on the social, political, economic, and human impact of the epidemic.

Although originally read as non-fiction when it was published, A Journal of the Plague Year has over time been proven to be fiction, but is remarkable for its use of factual statistical analysis of the plague, and specific references to actual neighbourhoods and individual stories.

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