A Journal Of The Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

This book provides a detailed account of one man's experiences during the year 1665, when the bubonic plague ravaged London. Written in the form of a journal, it blends fiction with historical fact, offering a vivid portrayal of the city's atmosphere as the disease took hold. The narrative captures the fear, confusion, and chaos of the time, as well as the various responses of the populace, from those who fled to those who stayed to face the epidemic. The author delves into the social and economic impacts of the plague, including the efforts of authorities to contain it, the plight of the poor, and the moral and religious interpretations of the calamity, providing a compelling and immersive glimpse into one of the darkest periods of London's history.

The 6213th greatest book of all time


Published
1722
Nationality
British
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
94,000
Original Language
English

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