The Storm


Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)

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The Storm (1704) holds a special place in the writings of Daniel Defoe. Widely considered a founding document of modern journalism, The Storm narrates the calamitous events of November 1703 that are framed by the author in the first four chapters. These are followed by verbatim eyewitness accounts, solicited from survivors through a newspaper advertisement that Defoe placed shortly after the hurricane struck. Defoe is primarily known for his later fiction, loosely based on historical calamities, such as his Journal of the Plague Year (1722), and by fictionalized novels purporting to be first-person accounts, including Robinson Crusoe (1719) and Moll Flanders (1722). It can be argued that The Storm was the journalistic crucible in which the master realist Defoe forged his later novelistic artistry, with its penchant for "the telling detail." In fact, his fiction novel The Plague Year remains a required reading for journalism students to this day, side-by-side with the non-fiction account of The Storm. –Denny Sayers (9 hr 8 min)

Chapters

Preface 20:58 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 1 24:38 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 2 22:17 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Chapter 3 43:42 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Ch. 4 - Of the Extent of this Storm 27:21 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Ch. 4 - 'Tis very observable 19:44 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Of the Effects of the Storm, Damages in the City of London 26:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Of the Effects of the Storm, Damages in the Country 35:26 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The following Letters, tho' in a homely stile 34:42 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
From Littleton in Worcestershire 26:43 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
At Brenchly in the Western Parts of Kent 28:43 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
It has been impossible to give an exact relation 27:39 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Of the Damages on the Water 34:03 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
From Newport and Hastings the following Accounts 35:44 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Nor can the Damage suffered in the River of Thames be forgot 36:58 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Of the Damage to the Navy & Of the Earthquake 27:19 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Of remarkable Deliverances 29:59 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
Another great Preservation 17:39 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
The two following Letters & The Conclusion 28:51 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)