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By Daniel Defoe

Defoe's account of the bubonic plague that swept London in 1665 is still as vibrant because it is harrowing. in keeping with Defoe's personal formative years stories and prodigious study, A magazine of the Plague Year walks the road among fiction, historical past, and reportage. In meticulous and unsentimental aspect it renders the way of life of a urban lower than siege; the customarily ugly scientific precautions and practices of the time; the mass panics of a nervous citizenry; and the solitary travails of Defoe's narrator, a guy who comes to a decision to stay within the urban via all of it, chronicling the process occasions with an unwavering eye. Defoe's magazine continues to be maybe the best account of a average catastrophe ever written.

This smooth Library Paperback vintage is determined from the unique variation released in 1722.

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