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A Journal of the Plague Year (Oxford World's Classics)

ISBN13: 9780192836182
ISBN: 0192836188
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $9.95
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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Pages: 336
Average Goodreads rating: 3.57/5 (41 ratings)

Defoe's classic reconstruction of the Great Plague of 1665 is the most compelling account of natural disaster in all literature. Narrated by an imaginary 'Citizen who continued all the while in London', A Journal of the Plague Year scans the streets and alleyways of the stricken capital in its effort to record the appalling suffering of plague victims. At once horrifying and movingly compassionate, it is a nightmare vision of the modern city laid to waste.