The Storm

The Storm

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, British History, 17th Century Britain
Paperback Published on: 27/01/2005
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Synopsis

On the evening of 26th November 1703, a cyclone from the north Atlantic hammered into southern Britain at over seventy miles an hour, claiming the lives of over 8,000 people. Eyewitnesses reported seeing cows left stranded in the branches of trees and windmills ablaze from the friction of their whirling sails. For Defoe, bankrupt and just released from prison for seditious writings, the storm struck during one of his bleakest moments. But it also furnished him with the material for his first book, and in his powerful depiction of private suffering and individual survival played out against a backdrop of public calamity we can trace the outlines of his later masterpieces such as A Journal of the Plague Year and Robinson Crusoe.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141439921
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm

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The Storm
I found this to be most enthralling. It's full of info about Defoe and his life, and filled with eyewitness accounts of the most terrible storm to hit Brit... READ MORE
karen howe-shepherd