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10 books about the Black Plague

Pick up one of these featured titles on the Black Plague in May 2021.

There are hundreds of books published on the Black Plague. To save you time trying to find your next read, we pull together 10 of the most popular titles with updated prices for delivery to your door.

The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time by John Kelly

Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting

This book was published 15 years ago by Harper Perennial and takes approximately 12.1 hours to read.

Plague!: Epidemics and Scourges Through the Ages (Sickening History of Medicine) by John Farndon

Category: History

This book was published 4 years ago by Hungry Tomato ® and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.

Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrell

Category: Biographical

This book was published last year by Knopf and takes approximately 10.7 hours to read.

The Horror of the Bubonic Plague (Deadly History) by Claire Throp

Category: Europe

This book was published 4 years ago by Heinemann and takes approximately 1.6 hours to read.

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (and Don't) Say About Human Difference by Adam Rutherford

Category: Genealogy

This book was published last year by The Experiment and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.

The Black Death: A Captivating Guide to the Deadliest Pandemic in Medieval Europe and Human History by Captivating History

Category: Europe

This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 3.7 hours to read.

The Black Death by Philip Ziegler

Category: Europe

This book was published 12 years ago by Harper Perennial Modern Classics and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.

The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End (Pandemic History) cover

46 pages

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The Black Death: A History From Beginning to End (Pandemic History) by Hourly History

Category: Europe

This book was published 5 years ago by and takes approximately 1.5 hours to read.

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague cover

323 pages

$12.99

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Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague by Geraldine Brooks

Category: Historical

This book was published 19 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 10.8 hours to read.

The Black Death: A Personal History by John Hatcher

Category: Medieval

This book was published 12 years ago by Da Capo Press and takes approximately 10.6 hours to read.

We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.

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