Cover art for The Plague
Published
Penguin Modern Classics, January 2003
ISBN
9780141185132
Format
Softcover, 256 pages
Dimensions
19.8cm × 12.9cm × 1.5cm

The Plague

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The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine, each responding in their own way to the lethal bacillus- 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, Camus's novel is in part an allegory for France's suffering under Nazi occupation, and also a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

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