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The Resource Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks, (electronic resource)

Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks, (electronic resource)

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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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
064288
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9BF5F1FF-C4F7-4576-A908-3C8B236AF259
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2001
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn522393727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (308, 11 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101079195
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
map.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9BF5F1FF-C4F7-4576-A908-3C8B236AF259
System control number
(OCoLC)522393727
Label
Year of wonders : a novel of the plague, Geraldine Brooks, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=9BF5F1FF-C4F7-4576-A908-3C8B236AF259
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking, 2001
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn522393727
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (308, 11 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101079195
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
map.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
9BF5F1FF-C4F7-4576-A908-3C8B236AF259
System control number
(OCoLC)522393727

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