A Journal of the Plague Year / Written by a Citizen Who Continued All the While in London

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Daniel Defoe

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A Journal of the Plague Year / Written by a Citizen Who Continued All the While in London

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Daniel Defoe

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A Journal of the Plague Year is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in March 1722.

This novel is an account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague or the bubonic plague struck the city of London. The book is told somewhat chronologically, though without sections or chapter headings.

Presented as an eyewitness account of the events at the time, it was written in the years just prior to the book's first publication in March 1722. Defoe was only five years old in 1665, and the book itself was published under the initials H. F. and is probably based on the journals of Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe.

In the book, Defoe goes to great pains to achieve an effect of verisimilitude, identifying specific neighborhoods, streets, and even houses in which events took place. Additionally, it provides tables of casualty figures and discusses the credibility of various accounts and anecdotes received by the narrator.

The novel is often compared to the actual, contemporary accounts of the plague in the diary of Samuel Pepys. Defoe's account, which appears to include much research, is far more systematic and detailed than Pepys's first-person account.

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923,0 KB

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eng

Anno

2018

Isbn

9788829578290

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