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 - Project Gutenberg
Containing a State of the Devil's Circumstances, and the various Turns of his Affairs; from his Expulsion out of Heaven, to the Creation of Man; with Remarks on the Several Mistakes concerning the Reason and Manner of his Fall.
by Daniel Defoe - W. Scott
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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.
by Daniel Defoe
One of Defoe's most remarkable and neglected works of fiction. Defoe used his pirates as a commentary on the injustice and hypocrisy of contemporary English society. The fictional Captain Misson is the founder of a communist utopia.