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- A JOURNAL OF THE PLAGUE YEAR - Dover Thrift Editions
- 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.
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Daniel Defoe was an English writer, journalist, and spy, who gained enduring fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest practitioners of the novel, helped popularise the genre in Britain and is even referred to as one of the founders, if not the founder, of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than five hundred books, pamphlets, and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.
SKU Code PRK B 3087 Weight in Kg 0.0600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486419190 Author Name DANIEL DEFOE Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS