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The book Earthquake At Dawn is a novel about the greatest earthquake that ever happened in California The earthquake hit San Francisco in 1806 and would have registered 83 on the Richter scale The author named the book Earthquake At Dawn because she tells you the story about an earthquake in San Francisco and what it did to the city This earthquake happened at 515 am before most people in the city were awake The Historical period that this book was written in was the early 1900s when people were still migrating west Some of the issues discussed in this book are about the growth of San Francisco and wealth of the people class of people servants and their masters the corruption of Politicians and the differences between people of different social classes Edith and her servant Daisy are traveling together when the earthquake hits Daisys job as Ediths servant was about to change She is very upset that the earthquake will change her plans She says in one part of the book I counted my sorrows the idea of returning to Moke Hill so soon filled me with despair All those months of dreaming and enduring For an instant I felt desperate enough to run back to the harbor even to abandon Edithanything to avoid living again under Mrs Irvines will The author makes this book believable because she tells the story about the destruction that the earthquake caused Edith and Daisy the main characters in the book describe the whole city of San Francisco being destroyed and when they are describing it it makes you feel like you can see what is happening I read many articles and saw many photos about the earthquake in San Francisco that reminded me of the book and all the things that Daisy had described in the book While I was researching this topic I came across a story written by Jack London
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