A Journal of the Plague Year
by Daniel Defoe
Publisher: E. Nutt 1722
Number of pages: 320
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.
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by Daniel Defoe - Pennsylvania State University
This book is widely considered to be one of the greatest books of all time, it will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. If you enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by Daniel Defoe is highly recommended.
by Daniel Defoe - W. Scott
This novel was partly inspired by the exploits of English pirate Henry Every. The narrative describes the life of an Englishman, stolen from a well-to-do family as a child and raised by Gypsies who eventually makes his way to sea.
by Daniel Defoe - Project Gutenberg
Written in a time when criminal biographies enjoyed great success, the book details the life of the irresistible Moll and her struggles through poverty and sin. The story illustrates Defoe's themes of social mobility, sin, redemption and reward.
by Daniel Defoe - eBooks@Adelaide
On the evening of 26th November 1703, a cyclone from the north Atlantic hammered into southern Britain at over seventy miles an hour, claiming the lives of over 8,000 people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing cows left stranded in the branches of trees.