The Plague

The Plague

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Synopsis

'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

Book information

ISBN: 9780241458877
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
Edition: |Reprint
DEWEY: 843.912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 360
Weight: 216g
Height: 182mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 25mm