A Journal of the Plague Year

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9781528717878 - A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe
9781528717878 - A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe
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A Journal of the Plague Year

A fictional account of a man’s experiences during the last epidemic of bubonic plague in London in 1665. Defoe went to great lengths to present as accurate a portrayal of the situation as possible, fastidiously researching events and naming the exact people and places they involved.

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First published in 1722, “A Journal of the Plague Year” is a fictional account of a man’s experiences during the last epidemic of bubonic plague in London in 1665, written by Daniel Defoe. Defoe went to great lengths to present as accurate a portrayal of the situation as possible, fastidiously researching events and naming the exact people and places they involved. “A Journal of the Plague Year” will appeal to those with an interest in this dark chapter of English history and is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Defoe’s seminal work. Daniel Defoe (c. 1660–1731) was an English writer, trader, journalist, and spy most famous for his 1917 novel “Robinson Crusoe”. He was an early writer and advocate of the novel and produced a large corpus of works, including books, pamphlets, and journals on a variety of subjects ranging from psychology to the supernatural. Other notable works by those author include: “Colonel Jack” (1722), “Moll Flanders” (1722), and “Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress” (1724). Read & Co. History is proud to be republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with a specially-commissioned new biography of the author.

Book Details

Author

Daniel Defoe

Imprint

Read & Co. History

ISBN

9781528717878, 9781528790987

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Pages

274

Publication Date

31 July 2020

Dimensions 5.5 × 8.5 in

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