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Read online A Journal of the Plague Year .pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A Journal of the Plague Year In the Great Plague swept through London claiming nearly lives In i A Journal of the Plague Year i 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 of the Great Plague ever written .

by Daniel Defoe, Cynthia Sundberg Wall

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A Journal of the Plague Year
Title:A Journal of the Plague Year
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ISBN:0140437851
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Number of Pages:289
Category:Classics, History, Non fiction
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Following the success of b Robinson Crusoe b Defoe composed a further tale of high adventure at sea The result was this lesser known work an inspired and hugely enjoyable first hand account of pirate life p In response to an alleged letter accusing him of the worst possible deeds Captain Avery pens a reply seeking to exonerate himself from all such charges He sees fit to provide a full account of life as captain of a pirate ship Yet far from being the archetypal murderous villain his letters reveal him simply to be a lovable rogue albeit one with something of a penchant for fine jewels With a Foreword by Peter Ackroyd p, Crusoe the family name corrupted from the German name Kreutznaer sets sail from the Queen s Dock in Hull on a sea voyage in August against the wishes of his parents who want him to pursue a career possibly in law After a tumultuous journey where his ship is wrecked in a storm his lust for the sea remains so strong that he sets out to sea again This journey too ends in disaster as the ship is taken over by Sale pirates the Sale Rovers and Crusoe is enslaved by a Moor Two years later he escapes in a boat with a boy named Xury a captain of a Portuguese ship off the west coast of Africa rescues him The ship is en route to Brazil Crusoe sells Xury to the captain With the captain s help Crusoe procures a plantation Robinson Crusoe is a novel by Daniel Defoe first published on April This first edition credited the work s fictional protagonist Robinson Crusoe as its author leading many readers to believe he was a real person and the book a travelogue of true incidents It was published under the considerably longer original title The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Of York Mariner, The Fortunes amp Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders aka Moll Flanders is a novel by Daniel Defoe st published in It purports to be the true account of the life of the eponymous Moll detailing her exploits from birth until old age br By Defoe had become a recognised novelist with the success of Robinson Crusoe in His political work was tapering off at this point due to the fall of both Whig amp Tory party leaders with whom he had been associated Robert Walpole was beginning his rise Defoe was never fully at home with the Walpole group Defoe s Whig views are nevertheless evident in the story of Moll The novel s full title gives some insight into this amp the outline of the plot The Fortunes amp Misfortunes of the Famous Moll Flanders amp c Who was Born in Newgate amp during a Life of continu d Variety for Threescore Years besides her Childhood was Twelve Year a Whore five times a Wife whereof once to her own Brother Twelve Year a Thief Eight Year a Transported Felon in Virginia at last grew Rich liv d Honest amp died a Penitent Written from her own Memorandums, No description available