The Plague (Paperback)Albert Camus (author)
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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
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 181 x 111 x 21 mm
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