The Journal of the Plague Year: London, 1665 (Unabridged) - Daniel Defoe

The Journal of the Plague Year: London, 1665 (Unabridged)

By Daniel Defoe

  • Release Date: 1988-08-01
  • Genre: Classics
  • ℗ © 1988 Recorded Books

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Summary : The Journal of the Plague Year: London, 1665 (Unabridged)

London's Great Plague of 1665 devastated the city, as Europe's final bubonic outbreak killed thousands of helpless citizens. Daniel Defoe, author of the classic Robinson Crusoe, was 5 years old when the Plague swept through London, and grew up hearing many stories - some truthful, others exaggerated - of its deadly effects. Blending those anecdotes with his childhood recollections and factual data from government registers, Defoe wrote this comprehensive account of what happened to London in 1665. Both a harrowing historical novel and a reliable journalistic record, Defoe recreates a living, suffering city trying to cope with an incurable, rapidly spreading disease.

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