By Daniel Defoe
In 1665 the plague swept via London, claiming over 97,000 lives. Daniel Defoe was once simply 5 on the time of the plague, yet he later known as on his personal stories, in addition to his writing adventure, to create this vibrant chronicle of the epidemic and its sufferers. 'A Journal' (1722) follows Defoe's fictional narrator as he lines the devastating growth of the plague throughout the streets of London. right here we see a urban remodeled: a few of its streets suspiciously empty, a few - with crosses on their doorways - overwhelmingly filled with the sounds and scents of human ache. and each dwelling citizen he meets has a frightening tale that calls for to be heard.
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A Journal of the Plague Year by Daniel Defoe