The plague

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The people of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague. Cut off from the rest of the world, they each respond in their own way to the challenge of the deadly bacillus. It is through the eyes of Dr. Rieux that we witness the course of the epidemic.

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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

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Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 18.1 × 11.1 × 2.1 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

360

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K