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A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (electronic resource/)

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A journal of the plague year
Title
A journal of the plague year
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Defoe
Creator
Language
eng
Summary
While some critics categorize it as a historical novel, much debate has taken place over whether Daniel Defoe's A Journal of the Plague Year is actually a novel or a non-fictional work. The story is set in 1665, the year of the title, and describes the horrors of the devastating pestilence that struck London at that time. The events are narrated by H.F., which suggests that Defoe has based his work on the diaries of his uncle, Henry Foe. H.F. is a man who decides not to leave the city despite the catastrophe in order to record every detail of what happens around him. He claims that the plague has reached England because of active commerce with mainland Europe. Despite the different measures taken by the local health authorities, it has spread like wildfire amid the city crowds. The narrator reports the multiplying numbers of people with black "tokens" on their bodies and the consequent mass burials. Generally, the narrative focuses on the behavior of people, mainly the..
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1661?-1731
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Defoe, Daniel
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (electronic resource/)
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Title from eBook information screen.
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 downloadable ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780007113
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0001253911
System details
Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 722 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 185 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 725 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 185 KB)
Label
A journal of the plague year, Daniel Defoe, (electronic resource/)
Link
Publication
Note
Title from eBook information screen.
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
1 downloadable ebook
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781780007113
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
ODN0001253911
System details
Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 722 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 185 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 725 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 185 KB)

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