A journal of the plague year
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New York : Modern Library, 2001.
ISBN
9780375757891, 0375757899
Lexile measure
1420L
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Carol Stream Public Library - Adult FictionF/DEFOE DOn Shelf
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Book
Edition
2001 Modern Library paperback edition.
Physical Desc
xv, 249 pages ; 21 cm.
Language
English
Lexile measure
1420

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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; the mass panics of a frightened citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a man who decides to remain in the city through it all, chronicling the course of events with an unwavering eye. Defoe's Journal remains perhaps the greatest account of a natural disaster ever written. A novel recounting the individual tragedies of the great plague of 1665.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Defoe, D. (2001). A journal of the plague year. 2001 Modern Library paperback edition. New York: Modern Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731. 2001. A Journal of the Plague Year. New York: Modern Library.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731, A Journal of the Plague Year. New York: Modern Library, 2001.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Defoe, Daniel. A Journal of the Plague Year. 2001 Modern Library paperback edition. New York: Modern Library, 2001. Print.

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