The Plague (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 30/07/2020
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'A story for our, and all, times' Guardian

The Plague
is Albert Camus's world-renowned fable of fear and courage

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.

'A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice' Independent

'Magnificent' The Times

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241458877
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 21 mm


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A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice * Independent *
Magnificent * The Times *

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And so my forays into the world of philosophy continue and while I probably missed so much in this book that others with a better grounding in such things would've seen (easily I would imagine) I really enjoyed... More

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“Great story”

Written not long after the end of the Second World War this is Albert Camus's attempt to describe what happened to the French under the German Nazi regime in Vichy, France, by using the analogy of a disease... More

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“Timely”

Frankly wish I had read this years ago. Dive in and wallow around as one of the truly great writers of the 20th Century demonstrates how many layers can be applied to a simple sentence.
Go on.

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