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A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (ebook)

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A journal of the plague year
Title
A journal of the plague year
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Daniel Defoe
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Language
eng
Summary
The haunting cry of "Bring out your dead!" by a bell-ringing collector of 17th-century plague victims has filled readers across the centuries with cold terror. The chilling cry survives in historical consciousness largely as a result of this classic 1722 account of the epidemic of bubonic plague - known as the Black Death - that ravaged England in 1664-1665. Actually written nearly 60 years later by Daniel Defoe, the Journal is narrated by a Londoner named "H. F.," who allegedly lived through the devastating effects of the pestilence and produced this eye witness account. Drawing on his considerable talents as both journalist and novelist, Defoe reconstructed events both historically and fictionally, incorporating realistic, memorable details that enable the novel to surpass even firsthand accounts in its air of authenticity. This verisimilitude is all the more remarkable since Defoe was only five years old when the actual events took place. Long a staple of college literature courses, A Journal of the Plague Year will fascinate students, teachers, and general readers alike
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Midwest
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1661?-1731
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Defoe, Daniel
Dewey number
823/.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • London (England)
  • Plague
  • Diary fiction
Target audience
adult
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A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (ebook)
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780486115238
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11602026
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remote
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11602026
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MWT11602026
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486115238
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11602026
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11602026
System control number
MWT11602026
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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