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A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe
Defoe’s account of the Great Plague in London in the year 1663 is a cross-genre work. Defoe himself was a young boy at the time this story is set; he based the tale on the experiences of his uncle, but it is also deeply researched, expressing Defoe’s talents as a journalist, and the book is considered an accurate account of London during the Plague.
Originally published by E. Nutt in 1722
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The Details
Length: 340 pages
Language: English
ISBN (Holloway.com):
978-1-952120-16-9

About the Author

Daniel Defoe
Born around 1660, Daniel Defoe was a British trader and writer. Over 500 works penned by Defoe were devoted to a wide variety of topics, from politics and economics to psychology, crime, and religion, in pamphlets, poems, books, and articles. His most famous work is the novel Robinson Crusoe, which is considered by some to be the first novel in English. He died in 1731.

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The Author and Work
A Journal of the Plague Year