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The Plague (Vintage International) Library Binding – 10 Jul 2008

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  • Library Binding: 308 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439513139
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439513132
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 13.3 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy and then went to work in Paris as a journalist. His play Caligula appeared in 1939. He established an international reputation with books such as The Outsider, The Plague, The Just and The Fall and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. 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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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It's a thought-provoking book. It made me think more about how we live and how we die. The subject matter isn't very cheerful (the clue's in the title!), but I didn't find it very depressing. On the contrary, it's a satisfying story of humanity: most people are good.
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Bought this for husband as he studied this as a student. He is still very interested.
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A really good insight to the real plague, not dramatized at all
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well worth a read
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Great book and i cannot complain about the quality. A very good second hand book.
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Brilliant though the short novel The Outsider is (and for that matter The Fall too), in my view this is Albert Camus' masterpiece in which he really expands and expounds at greater length his view of the human condition, how to live with and overcome the Absurd and find meaning in purely human terms. This is a beautifully written (though sometimes a little horrifying given the nature of the threat) novel in which the narrative depth and breadth of vision approach that of Joseph Conrad at his best, which for me is a high a recommendation as you can get. The characters are believable and you grow to really care about them as together they fight the plague. It's also quite a page turner at times. In short, this is one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
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