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The Resource A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; introduction by Jason Goodwin ; notes by Ernelle Fife

A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; introduction by Jason Goodwin ; notes by Ernelle Fife

Label
A journal of the plague year
Title
A journal of the plague year
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Defoe ; introduction by Jason Goodwin ; notes by Ernelle Fife
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1661?-1731
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Defoe, Daniel
Dewey number
823/.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modern Library classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • London (England)
  • Great Fire, London, England, 1666
  • Plague
Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; introduction by Jason Goodwin ; notes by Ernelle Fife
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 249)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47136664
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2001 Modern Library Paperback Edition.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780375757891
Lccn
2001041024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; introduction by Jason Goodwin ; notes by Ernelle Fife
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 249)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47136664
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
2001 Modern Library Paperback Edition.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780375757891
Lccn
2001041024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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