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The Resource A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cynthia Wall

A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cynthia Wall

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A journal of the plague year
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A journal of the plague year
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Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cynthia Wall
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journal of the plague year
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being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, both publik and private, which happend in London during the last great visitation in 1665
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eng
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In 1665 the Great Plague swept through London, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal, written nearly sixty years later, Defoe vividly chronicled the progress of the epidemic. We follow his fictional narrator through a city transformed: the streets and alleyways desertedl the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors; the dead-carts on their way to the pits. And he recounts the horrifying stories of the citizens he encounters, as fear, isolation and hysteria take hold. A Journal is both a fascinating historical document and a supreme work of imaginative reconstruction. This edition, based on the original 1722 text, contains a new introduction, an appendix on the plague, a topographical index and maps of contemporary London, and includes Anthony Burgess's original introduction
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023540
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1661?-1731
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Defoe, Daniel
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no index present
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fiction
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bibliography
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1959-
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Wall, Cynthia
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True
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Penguin classics
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  • Plague
  • London (England)
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being observations or memorials of the most remarkable occurrences, both publik and private, which happen'd in London during the last great visitation in 1665
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A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cynthia Wall
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Formerly CIP
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Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: A Journal of the Plague Year Chronology -- Introduction -- Notes -- Further Reading -- A Note on the Text A Journal of the Plague Year -- Appendix I: The Plague -- Appendix II: Topographical Index -- Appendix III: London Maps -- Appendix IV: Introduction by Anthony Burgess to the 1966 Penguin English Library Edition -- Glossary -- Notes
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000025040392
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20cm.
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xxxviii, 289 p.
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9780140437850
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(pbk) :
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Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe ; edited with an introduction and notes by Cynthia Wall
Link
Publication
Note
Formerly CIP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Machine derived contents note: A Journal of the Plague Year Chronology -- Introduction -- Notes -- Further Reading -- A Note on the Text A Journal of the Plague Year -- Appendix I: The Plague -- Appendix II: Topographical Index -- Appendix III: London Maps -- Appendix IV: Introduction by Anthony Burgess to the 1966 Penguin English Library Edition -- Glossary -- Notes
Control code
000025040392
Dimensions
20cm.
Extent
xxxviii, 289 p.
Isbn
9780140437850
Isbn Type
(pbk) :
Other physical details
maps

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