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DEFOE, D.: Journal of the Plague Year (A) (Unabridged)

First published in March 1722, 57 years after the event that struck more than 100,000 people, Journal of the Plague Year is a compelling portrait of life during London’s horrific bubonic plague. Through the eyes of H.F. (speculated to be Defoe’s uncle, Henry Foe, from whose journals the book was supposedly adapted) we witness great grief, depravity and despair: crazed sufferers roam the streets, unearthly screams resound across the city, death carts dump their grisly loads into mass graves, and quackery and skullduggery feed on fear. But there is kindness and courage too, as mutual support and caring are upheld through the worst of days. Defoe’s Journal is considered one of the most accurate accounts of the plague, and includes many contemporary theories about the disease, along with rolls of the dead and a literary mapping of London, street by street, parish by parish. It is a fascinating and intimate account from one of the earliest proponents of the novel.



Disc 1

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player A Journal of the Plague Year 00:10:44
2.   Play with flash player This was the beginning of May… 00:09:10
3.   Play with flash player I had an elder brother at the same time… 00:11:45
4.   Play with flash player I scarce need tell the listener… 00:09:39
5.   Play with flash player One day, being at that part of the town… 00:12:06
6.   Play with flash player Next to these public things were the dreams… 00:08:11
7.   Play with flash player Some endeavours were used to suppress… 00:10:39


Disc 2

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But even those wholesome reflections… 00:10:17
2.   Play with flash player Indeed, the poor people were to be pitied… 00:11:24
3.   Play with flash player The Examiner's Office. 00:09:30
4.   Play with flash player No Person to be conveyed out of any infected… 00:11:10
5.   Play with flash player This shutting up of houses was at first… 00:10:58
6.   Play with flash player I could give a great many such stories… 00:08:42
7.   Play with flash player But I come back to the case of families infected… 00:10:03


Disc 3

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player They had supposed this pit would have supplied… 00:09:09
2.   Play with flash player Innumerable stories also went about… 00:11:44
3.   Play with flash player I went home, indeed, grieved and afflicted… 00:09:15
4.   Play with flash player The next morning, seeing no appearance… 00:09:50
5.   Play with flash player I had in family only an ancient woman… 00:11:34
6.   Play with flash player In these walks I had many dismal scenes… 00:09:32
7.   Play with flash player They did tell me, indeed, of a nurse in one place… 00:10:24


Disc 4

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player This brings these two men to a further… 00:11:07
2.   Play with flash player Certain it is, the greatest part of the poor… 00:08:53
3.   Play with flash player Two things besides this contributed to… 00:12:39
4.   Play with flash player One of the worst days we had in the whole time… 00:10:19
5.   Play with flash player Much about the same time I walked out… 00:11:34
6.   Play with flash player I then asked the poor man if the distemper… 00:06:03
7.   Play with flash player And here I cannot but take notice… 00:10:15


Disc 5

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Take the weeks in which the plague… 00:10:10
2.   Play with flash player I have heard also of some who, on the death… 00:12:13
3.   Play with flash player This was about the beginning of July… 00:10:47
4.   Play with flash player But to return to my travellers. 00:09:21
5.   Play with flash player This was much the fate of our three travellers… 00:12:50
6.   Play with flash player Accordingly they sent to the place… 00:08:35
7.   Play with flash player John answered that what other people… 00:08:36


Disc 6

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On this they called a new council… 00:10:58
2.   Play with flash player I have given an account already of what I found… 00:09:44
3.   Play with flash player It is true there is something to be said… 00:10:10
4.   Play with flash player I had about this time a little hardship… 00:10:25
5.   Play with flash player This running of distempered people… 00:09:52
6.   Play with flash player Seeing then that we could come at the certainty…. 00:09:33
7.   Play with flash player But I must still speak of the plague… 00:10:31


Disc 7

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Here we may observe and I hope… 00:09:09
2.   Play with flash player This was a prodigious number of itself… 00:12:09
3.   Play with flash player These things re - established the minds… 00:10:05
4.   Play with flash player Here is a strange change of things indeed… 00:08:44
5.   Play with flash player This I take to be the reason… 00:11:12
6.   Play with flash player Now let any man judge from a case like this… 00:08:44
7.   Play with flash player And here I must observe also that the plague… 00:09:58


Disc 8

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player It is true there was, as I observed at first… 00:11:10
2.   Play with flash player Indeed nothing was more strange than to see… 00:11:01
3.   Play with flash player It must not be forgot here to take some notice… 00:09:31
4.   Play with flash player It is to be observed that while the plague… 00:09:33
5.   Play with flash player The public fires which were made… 00:10:44
6.   Play with flash player Such is the precipitant disposition of our people… 00:10:11
7.   Play with flash player Some parts of England were now infected… 00:10:18


Disc 9

  A Journal of the Plague Year (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player I should have mentioned that the Quakers… 00:08:10
2.   Play with flash player I was once making a list of all such… 00:09:06
3.   Play with flash player There were, indeed, several little hurries… 00:06:57
4.   Play with flash player I should have taken notice here that… 00:07:31
5.   Play with flash player If I should say that this is a visible summons… 00:04:17

Total Playing Time: 10:08:51






Author(s):
Defoe, Daniel

Reader(s):
Cullum, Andrew

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0330

Barcode: 9781781981764

Release Date: 11/2018

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