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A Literary Comparison Of Daniel Defoe's Account Of The Great London Plague Of 1665 With Two Contemporary Diarists Concerning The Same Event, Gale Larson Apr 1960

A Literary Comparison Of Daniel Defoe's Account Of The Great London Plague Of 1665 With Two Contemporary Diarists Concerning The Same Event, Gale Larson

Languages and Literature Undergraduate Theses

The purpose of this thesis is to institute a comparison among the contemporary accounts of the Great London Plague. The contemporary accounts shall be taken from the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn, and Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year. Defoe's work, since it is more complete in its treatment of the dreadful visitation of 1665 shall be used as the basis of the comparison. The comparison shall be developed chronologically; from the inception of the plague to its cessation. The objective of the comparison shall be the demonstration of Defoe's superiority over the other ...