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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

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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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2002.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2001
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064288
Cataloging source
JRS
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Brooks, Geraldine
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Great Britain
  • Plague
  • Plague
  • Great Britain
  • Plague
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the plague
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Viking, 2001
  • Includes: "A Penguin readers guide to: Year of wonders: a novel of the plague
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49763792
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
308, 18, 11 pages
Isbn
9780756933920
Lccn
00052757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)49763792
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Viking, 2001
  • Includes: "A Penguin readers guide to: Year of wonders: a novel of the plague
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm49763792
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
308, 18, 11 pages
Isbn
9780756933920
Lccn
00052757
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)49763792

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