A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London - Daniel Defoe

A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London

By Daniel Defoe

  • Release Date: 2006-01-16
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4
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From 66 Ratings

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A Journal of the Plague Year is a novel by Daniel Defoe, first published in March 1722. The novel is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London.

Reviews

  • Time to read

    5
    By sammyrussian
    What a better thing it is to have this account of a pandemic four hundred years ago, that gives a window into how little humans change and how little we learn and thus repeat the exact same mistakes
  • I did not read it but I am scared

    5
    By Francoalbano
    The plague killed Belle’s mom!
  • Prophetic

    5
    By W. Grey Champion
    Many parallels with the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore a must-read. Instructive, prophetic. Uncertain? Here is what will happen!
  • Fascinating account

    5
    By Robjohns
    Fascinating account of the London plague of 1665. Very interesting to learn how well organized the response by the city government was. Defoe gives examples of strategies people used to deal with the plague spending the most time on those that were successful. Changed my perspective on life in the 1600's. Well worth the read.

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