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The Plague Merchants

by R. Darryl Fisher

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Published by Writer"s Showcase Press .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7544410M
ISBN 100595001726
ISBN 109780595001729
OCLC/WorldCa47855293

  The plague came to Europe from the East, most probably via the trade routes known as the Silk Road overland, and certainly by ship oversea. The Black Death – a combination of bubonic, septicemic, and pneumonic plague (and also possibly a strain of murrain) – had been gaining momentum in the East since at least CE and, by c. CE, had infected the troops of the Mongol Golden Author: Joshua J. Mark.   The decision to lift the quarantine, compounded by the presence of infected crew members already loose in the city, proved disastrous and resulted in the last large epidemic of Yersinia pestis, which is the bacterium responsible for pneumonic, septicemic, and bubonic a couple of days, infirmaries and hospitals were overrun with plague victims.

In the Wake of the Plague presents a microcosmic view of the Plague in England (and on the continent), telling the stories of the men and women of the fourteenth century, from peasant to priest, and from merchant to king. Cantor introduces a fascinating cast of characters. Masque of the Black Death: How Europe’s Rulers Resisted the Plague in Vain “He had come like a thief in the night. And one by one dropped the revellers in the blood-bedewed halls of their revel, and died each in the despairing posture of his fall.

Black Death 1 Black Death Illustration of the Black Death from the Toggenburg Bible () The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between and It is widely thought to have been an outbreak of plague caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, an argument supported by. It was about the beginning of September, , that I, among the rest of my neighbors, heard in ordinary discourse that the plague was returned again in Holland; for it had been very violent there, and particularly at Amsterdam and Rotterdam, in the year , whither, they say, it was brought (some said from Italy, others from the Levant) among some goods which were brought home by their.


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The Plague Merchants by R. Darryl Fisher Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Plague Merchants describes the horrifying feasibility of a genetically engineered virus, formed from AIDS and influenza, that creates a doomsday weapon. If unleashed in a crowded subway, the resulting plague can sweep across the country, spread 5/5(1).

About the Book The Plague Merchants describes the horrifying feasibility of a genetically engineered virus, formed from AIDS and influenza, that creates a doomsday weapon. If unleashed in a crowded subway, the resulting plague can sweep across the country, spread by airborne contagion, annihilating every other person.

THE PLAGUE was a decisively odd and unsatisfying read. I had expected a grand and exciting adventure full of so much danger you couldnt possibly flip a page without encountering it. However, this book was slow, disjointed, and inconclusive.3/5. La Peste = The Plague, Albert Camus The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published inthat tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran.

It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition.4/5. Published since Free Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Webzine which offers original fiction by new and established writers published on the first Sunday of every month except January.

Features include poetry, short stories, serials and novellas, flash fiction, and reviews of interest to science fiction, fantasy, and horror fans. New writers are encouraged to submit their work to the. This list of books about the Plague is sponsored by THE LAST HOURS by Minette Walter.

When the Black Death enters England inno one knows what manner of sickness it is. Fear grips the people as they come to believe that the plague is a punishment for wickedness. But Lady Anne of Develish has her own : Holly Genovese.

The Plague is a novel by Albert Camus that was first published in Summary Read a Plot Overview of the entire book or a chapter by chapter Summary and Analysis.

The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published inthat tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of novel presents a snapshot of life in Oran as seen through the author's distinctive absurdist point of view.

Camus used as source material the cholera epidemic that killed a large proportion of Author: Albert Camus. In the first paragraph of the book, the ordinariness of Oran is contrasted with the extraordinary business of the plague, and on the surface the comment seems possibly only a bit of literary formula.

Camus, however, had good reason for beginning his work with just such a contrast. rows  The Decameron (/ d ɪ ˈ k æ m ər ə n /; Italian: Decameron [deˈkaːmeron, dekameˈrɔn, -ˈron] Author: Giovanni Boccaccio. With that in mind, I thought Id put together a list of young adult books about plagues and pestilenceincluding one of my favourites from when I was a teen: Jean Ures'Plague As always, feel free to add your suggestions in the comments.

(All blurbs taken from Amazon or Book Depository) Plague 99 by Jean Ure. Probably the cloth was infested with plague--carrying rat fleas. No science, however, existed to explain such things, nor how to prevent the disease from spreading. London existed in most minds only through talk in the public house, stories from traveling merchants and perhaps the first periodicals beginning to circulate in England.

The metropolis was half a world away, a foreign place, a foreign culture. News of the plague we now call bubonic will at first have been more of a curiosity than a concern.

Merchant class unlocks "Monk" and "Smith" via skill tree. Merchant class skill "Trade"- Set up a shop, pick and chose items within your inventory to sell to other players, at any price. Merchant skill tree [. In The Great Plague, historian A.

Lloyd Moote and microbiologist Dorothy C. Moote provide an engrossing and deeply informed account of this cataclysmic plague year. At once sweeping and intimate, their narrative takes readers from the palaces of the city's wealthiest citizens to the slums that housed the vast majority of London's inhabitants to.

The central irony in The Plague lies in Camus' treatment of "freedom." The citizens of Oran become prisoners of the plague when their city falls under total quarantine, but it is questionable whether they were really "free" before the plague.

Their lives were strictly. "Plague is a must-read book so revolutionary in its implications that its author courageously faced character assassination and unlawful incarceration to keep her findings from being relegated to the dustbin of medical history.

Riveting, if not at times paradigm shifting, this book reveals a dark side to modern medicine that no one knows exists Released on: Febru   The majority of the book focuses on the statistics of the plague in England.

Five of the book's fourteen chapters focus on the spread of the plague in England, while Italy and the rest of continental Europe receive only two by:   Directed by Lewis Allen.

With Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Philip Abbott, Stephen Brooks, Arthur Hill. A chemist, facing escalating medical bills because his daughter may lose her leg, steals flasks he thinks contains a new lotion. In reality, he has taken a powerful bacteria that will wipe out all forms of life within a certain area.

A spy, Jago, wants to sell the bacteria to a country hostile to the /10(1). The Merchant's House is the first book in a series featuring Detective Sergeant Wesley Peterson. I had not heard about this series until I read a review of a later book in the series, The Plague Maiden. Being the slightly crazy person that I am (must read a series in order!), I hunted up The Merchant's House to give this series a try.5/5(5).

Constantly anticipating disaster, he still survived the plague and a Papal ban; and if his marriage to a young girl goes childless, his wife consented to rear his illegitimate daughter.

The merchant is hardy, patient, and in fact admirable. One likes him, and his wife. THE PLAGUE was a decisively odd and unsatisfying read.

I had expected a grand and exciting adventure full of so much danger you couldn't possibly flip a page without encountering it. However, this book was slow, disjointed, and inconclusive/5(4).Mme.

(Madame) Loret is the mother of the plague-stricken chambermaid at Tarrou’s hotel. The Hotel Manager. The manager of Tarrou’s fancy-shmancy hotel. He is so class-obsessed we decided to write Raoul.

Raoul is one of Cottard's shady connections who tries to help Rambert escape from Oran.