A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year


Read the classic that explains the misery of the plague.

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  • Features an uplifting extended biography of the life and experiences of Daniel Defoe
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A Journal of the Plague Year was written by Defoe in 1722. This book, which went to great lengths to seem as realistic and lifelike as possible, is the account of one man’s stories during the year 1665 when the Plague struck London and ravaged the city.

In this book, we read the withstander’s accounts of one man that lived through the plague in London. This man, who identifies himself as “H.F.”, might have been based on the author’s uncle, and the stories might be based on real ones. As he wanders the streets of London, he meets the horrifying, devastating panorama of human tragedy: empty streets, sick people abandoned to their luck, crosses on the doors, and people that refuse to talk. Those that talk all have a horrifying, tragic story that begs to be heard. Read about how the plague affected London on a human scale. This book is a masterful, heartwrenching recall of that deadly event.

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Short Description

Follow the story of a survivor of the London 1665 bubonic plague that explores the tragedy of the event.

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A Journal of the Plague Year Book Information

Imprint: Sastrugi Press Classics
Author: Daniel Defoe
ISBN: 978-1-64922-186-5 (hardback), 978-1-64922-187-2 (paperback), 978-1-64922-188-9 (large print hardback), 978-1-64922-189-6 (large print paperback)
Market price: $18.95 (hardback), $11.95 (paperback), $23.95 (large print hardback), $15.95 (large print paperback)
Formats: Hardback, Paperback, Large Print, eBook
Page count: 220 (regular print), 366 (large print)
Title code: 00228
Available in these countries: United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, United Kingdom