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The Resource Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks

Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks

Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague
Title
Year of wonders
Title remainder
a novel of the plague
Statement of responsibility
Geraldine Brooks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1180
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PR9619.3.B7153
LC item number
Y4 2001
Literary form
fiction
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780756933920
Lccn
00052757
Other physical details
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System control number
ocm45392971
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
308 p.
Isbn
9780756933920
Lccn
00052757
Other physical details
map
System control number
ocm45392971

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