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Year of Wonders Summary
Geraldine Brooks

Everything you need to understand or teach Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks.

  • Year of Wonders Summary & Study Guide
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  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
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Year of Wonders Summary

Plot Summary

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague is a fictional portrayal of actual events that occurred in the small English village of Eyam in 1666. When a plague strikes the village, residents make the extraordinary choice, led by a young priest, to quarantine themselves to prevent further spread of the disease. The story is told through the eyes of a young maid, Anna Frith, as she witnesses the disintegration of her small community as death takes its toll on every family, including her own.

Before the plague starts, Anna is a young widow with two small boys. Her husband, Sam, had died in a mining accident. Anna works as a maid at the rectory and occasionally at the local estate, Bradford Hall. The plague begins when she takes in a lodger, who has cloth imported from London for his tailoring. He dies soon after the bolts of cloth...

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