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History of the Plague in London

By Defoe, Daniel

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Book Id: WPLBN0002950243
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Reproduction Date: 2007

Title: History of the Plague in London  
Author: Defoe, Daniel
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Collections: Audio Books Collection, History of the Plague in London
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Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books


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Defoe, B. D. (1722). History of the Plague in London. Retrieved from

The History of the Plague in London is a novel by Daniel Defoe. It is a fictionalized account of one man's experiences of the year 1665, in which the Great Plague struck the city of London. The book is a roughly chronological account, purporting to have been written several years after the event. It was in fact written in the years just prior to the book's first publication in March of 1722 – Defoe was only five years old in 1665, and the book itself was published under the initials H. F. The novel was probably based on the journals of Defoe's uncle, Henry Foe. In the book, Defoe goes to great pains to achieve an effect of verisimilitude, identifying specific houses in which events took place, providing tables of casualty figures and discussing the credibility of various accounts received by the narrator. (Summary from wikipedia)

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