Study Guide

Year of Wonders Allusions

By Geraldine Brooks

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

  • John Dryden (2.7.28)
  • John Milton (2.7.28)
  • Philip Sidney, Astrophel and Stella (2.9.64)
  • Avicenna, Canon of Medicine (e.10)

Historical References

  • The Great Plague of London (throughout)
  • King Charles II (2.2.10)
  • Augustine of Hippo (2.4.15)
  • Avicenna (2.9.84)