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The Plague (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback – 5 Dec 2002

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition (5 Dec. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141185139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141185132
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 153 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,825 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame, and a few, like Dr. Rieux, resist the terror. An immediate triumph when it was published in 1947, "The Plague" is in part an allegory of France's suffering under the Nazi occupation, and a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

About the Author

French novelist, essayist, and playwright. Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Among his works, The Plague (1947), The Just (1949) The Fall (1956). He was killed in a road accident in 1960. His last novel, The First Man, unfinished at the time of his death, appeared for the first time in 1994.


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