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A Journal of the Plague Year

A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe

A Journal of the Plague Year is the fictionalized story of a nameless Londoner surviving the Great Plague in 1665. It is inspired by the journals of author Daniel Defoe's uncle, who himself kept meticulous records of the plague and its impact on one of the world's greatest centers of commerce and culture. The novel is a roughly linear account of the plague's progress through London and, to a lesser extent, its impact on the rest of the British Isles.

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