A Journal of the Plague Year

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 8 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 10

First published in 1722, this unabridged edition of Daniel Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year covers events in London, England, in 1665 as the bubonic plague spread throughout the city. Though a work of historical fiction, the book includes accurate historical details, charts, statistics, and government documents. Defoe’s narrator follows the spread of the plague and relates how powerful families and government officials tried to hide the disease to avoid inconvenience and public panic. But as deaths mounted and fear spread, those who could began to flee the city. A Journal of the Plague Year continues to resonate with modern audiences through its parallels to issues caused by modern diseases and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interest Level Grade 8 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 10
Genre Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2021-08-01
Text Type Fiction—Historical
BISACS FIC014000, FIC004000, FIC019000
Dewey 823/.5
Lexile 1420
Features Table of contents

Author: Daniel Defoe