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- 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.
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