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The Plague - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Plague - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 05/12/2002
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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

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy in Algiers and then worked in Paris as a journalist. He was one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement and, after the War, established his international reputation as a writer. His books include The Plague, The Just and The Fall, and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus was killed in a road accident in 1960.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141185132
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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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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