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Journal of the Plague Year : Norton Critical Edition - Daniel Defoe

Journal of the Plague Year

Norton Critical Edition

Paperback Published: 6th March 1992
ISBN: 9780393961881
Number Of Pages: 384

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The authoritative text has been fully annotated and makes available a perennially popular novel, one that has often been mistaken for an actual eyewitness account of the last great plague in England. "Backgrounds" encourages comparison of 1665 documents with those of the early 1720s, when England feared a new outbreak of the plague. Included are official government orders and newspaper accounts as well as writings by Defoe, John Graunt, the College of Physicians, and others. "Contexts" includes eight comparative pieces united by the theme of a community in crisis. From Thucydides to Boccaccio to modern accounts by Albert Camus, Michel Foucault, and Susan Sontag, this collection represents some of the most celebrated observers and critics in western civilization who have seen what plagues reveal about human nature. "Criticism" reprints seven of the best essays on the novel, including interpretations by Sir Walter Scott, Maximillian E. Novak, John J. Richetti, and John Bender, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.

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A Chronology of Daniel Defoe
A Journal of the Plague Yearp. 1
Explanatory Notesp. 249
A Medical Notep. 288
Topographical Referencesp. 292
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ISBN: 9780393961881
ISBN-10: 0393961885
Series: Norton Critical Editions
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 6th March 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.13 x 13.11  x 1.98
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1