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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
In 1666, when an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated mountain village, residents of the community elect to quarantine themselves within the village boundaries to arrest the spread of the disease
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
064288
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PR9619.3.B7153
LC item number
Y4 2001
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.9
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
  • "G.K. Hall large print core series."
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
48098361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition, unabridged.
Extent
405 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783896823
Lccn
2001039996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: New York : Viking, 2001
  • "G.K. Hall large print core series."
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
48098361
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition, unabridged.
Extent
405 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780783896823
Lccn
2001039996
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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