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A Journal of the Plague Year is an account of one man's experiences of the year 1665 when the bubonic plague hit the city of London and it is known as the Great Plague of London. It was first published in March 1722. The narrative is quite chronological although without sections or chapter headings, and with frequent parentheses and recurrences. The author was an eyewitness of the accounts during this time and wrote it in the previous era of its publication. Defoe was only five years old in 1665. So, the book is most likely based on his uncle, Henry Foe’s journals. In the book, Defoe goes to great lengths to represent a real picture of the pandemic by identifying specific neighbourhoods, streets, and even houses in which events took place. Moreover, it provides tables of fatality figures and describes the reliability of various accounts and stories found by the narrator. The book is often paralleled to the authentic, contemporary accounts of the plague in the record of Samuel Pepys.