Defoe Daniel A Journal of the Plague Year
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The Great Plague swept through London in 1665, claiming nearly 100,000 lives. In A Journal of the Plague Year Defoe vividly chronicles the progress of the epidemic. We follow his fictional narrator through a city transformed - the streets and alleyways deserted, the houses of death with crosses daubed on their doors, the dead-carts on their way to the pits-and encounter the horrified citizens of the city, as fear, isolation, and hysteria take hold. The shocking immediacy of Defoe`s description of plague-racked London makes this one of the most convincing accounts ofthe Great Plague ever written.