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The Resource Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks

Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks

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Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague
Title
Year of wonders
Title remainder
a novel of the Plague
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated mountain village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the plague year, 1666, as her fellow villagers make an extraordinary choice: convinced by a visionary young minister, they elect to quarantine themselves within the village boundaries to arrest the spread of the disease. But as death reaches into every household, faith frays. When the villagers turn from payers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must confront the deaths of family members, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive, a year of plague becomes instead an annus mirabilis, a 'year of wonders'." - back cover
Summary
This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar's maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself
Storyline
Tone
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Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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064288
Cataloging source
WlAbNL
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823.914
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Plague
  • England
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the plague
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2001
Control code
000024091456
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781841154589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)50614147
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the Plague, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2001
Control code
000024091456
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
310 p.
Isbn
9781841154589
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)50614147

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