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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

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Author Geraldine Brooks

Format Paperback

Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)

Category Fiction (Literary & Historical)

This gripping historical novel is based on the true story of Eyam, the "Plague Village," in the rugged mountain spine of England. In 1666, a tainted bolt of cloth from London carries bubonic infection to this isolated settlement of shepherds and lead miners. A visionary young preacher convinces the villagers to seal themselves off in a deadly quarantine to prevent the spread of disease. The story is told through the eyes of eighteen-year-old Anna Frith, the vicar's maid, as she confronts the loss of her family, the disintegration of her community, and the lure of a dangerous and illicit love. As the death toll rises and people turn from prayers and herbal cures to sorcery and murderous witch-hunting, Anna emerges as an unlikely and courageous heroine in the village's desperate fight to save itself.

Authors

Geraldine Brooks

Additional Info

  • Release Date: 2002-04-30
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780142001431
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