A Journal of the Plague Year - Daniel Defoe Reviews
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Newest Review: ... of 1665 in great detail, is written from the perspective of an eyewitness and has none of the characters or plotlines you ... more
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by - written on 24/04/13 (Very useful, 50 readings)
Daniel Defoe is best known for his novels Robertson Crusoe and Nell Flanders. I recently discovered another great work of his "A Journal of the Plague Year, written by a citizen who continued all the while in London." I have always been fascinated in social history and so was delighted to see that this book was free to download on Kindle (a paperback copy currently costs £4.36 on Amazon) and soon read it from cover to cover. When I downloaded the journal, I thought that it was a true account of Defoe's own experiences during the plague but it transpires that he was only 5 years old when the disease hit the city of London in 1665. Many five year olds ... Read the complete review