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Year of wonders : a novel of the plague / Geraldine Brooks.

Brooks, Geraldine. (Author).
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  • 41 copies available at PINES (Show copies)
  • 3 copies available at Athens Regional Library System (Show copies)
  • 1 copy available at Athens-Clarke County Library

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Item details

  • ISBN: 067091021X (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780670910212 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780756933920 (PFNL)
  • ISBN: 0756933927 (PFNL)
  • Physical Description: 308 p. : map ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Viking, 2001.

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Summary, etc.: 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.
Subject: Plague > Fiction.
Historical fiction.
Great Britain > History > Charles II, 1660-1685 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
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