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    Daniel Defoe
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Home Daniel Defoe History of the Plague in London. History of the plague i. .History of the Plague in London, . Had Defoe lived in thenineteenth century, instead of in the seventeenth, he would havecommanded a princely salary as writer for the Sunday newspaper, and ascomposer of campaign documents and of speeches for members of the Houseof Representatives. In 1701 Defoe published his "True-born Englishman," a satire upon theEnglish people for their stupid opposition to the continental policy ofthe King. This is the only metrical composition of prolific Daniel thathas any pretensions to be called a poem.

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Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) was a prolific English writer who became one of the first Western writers to write novels and turn them into a sought after .

Daniel Defoe (1660?-1731) was a prolific English writer who became one of the first Western writers to write novels and turn them into a sought after literary genre. History of the Plague in London Paperback – January 6, 2016. by. Daniel Defoe (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central.

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics.

A brief study of Daniel Defoe's book on the London plague of 1665-1666 illustrates this principle. Defoe, however, although did he live in London at the time, was born in 1660, and was therefore only five years old when the Hand of Death fell upon the city of London.

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The reason for giving this book "only" three stars is that most readers are not comfortable with the language. There is for most modern readers a sense of heaviness, of denseness, which puts off the casual reader. However, there is much to recommend this book, including I would stress, the introduction which everyone should read. The descriptions of the measures taken to try to contain the plague are similar to what I just learned in a discussion with a former ambassador who was present in Sierra Leone during the outbreak of the Ebola crisis. Conditions there were quite primitive, as they appear to be in 1665 in London, yet much was accomplished in both locations at both times, especially given the lack of understanding of disease processes in the 1660's. Also of great value to the "historian" aspect many of us would bring to reading the book is the support of various groups, agencies, individuals, often at great risk, to deal with the effects. The loss of life is hard to imagine in today's world, short of a disaster or war. Yet much was done to support those who remained in the city. Additionally, the descriptions of the plight of those who left, the effects on general commerce, the rapid (relatively) return to a form of prosperity (apparently due in part to the lack of labor causing wages to rise), and the knowledge we have of the great fire the subsequent year, all draw in the reader to appreciating the enormity of the plague.
Never heard of the book until this point where I picked it up. It puts you squarely in the midst of the plague and gives you various images of the culture, the lifestyle, and the day-to-day threat of possible death. Defoe writes long paragraphs....that I agree, but he would be Time or Newsweek writer if existing today. If you wanted a wide landscape view of this brief period and just how bad it was....this is the book to read.
Just be prepared, this is, not surprisingly, written in the style of a diary and of the day. Which is a little disconcerting and tedious for a modern reader. But the information and week by week reporting is great, if you are into type of thing (which I am).
Very thorough compilation of the day to day experiences of the people and times surrounding the plague. Not gory at all. An engaging read for those interested in history.
Fiction, not my cup of tea.
Awesome almost daily accoint on life on a journey across the Western frontier. Vivid description of the sights of nature that were common back then. How they handled the routine of daily life that never was routine. Loved the details of their journey.
Interesting insight into the plague that struck London in 1665-1666.