The Plague (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 8, 2012 - Fiction - 320 pages
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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
  

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User Review  - Rakhi Dalal - Goodreads

I read “The Plague” right after reading “Swann's Way”. Of course it wasn't a deliberate move. But as I moved on, I realized that reading of 'The Plague' had rendered something quite remarkable in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Leonard - Goodreads

When the plague stealthily but mercilessly struck Oran, Dr. Rieux and his friends had to fight in the dark a noiseless enemy and could only rely on their courage and resilience. Whether the plague ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Born in 1913 in Algeria, Albert Camus was a French novelist, dramatist, and essayist. He was deeply affected by the plight of the French during the Nazi occupation of World War II, who were subject to the military's arbitrary whims. He explored the existential human condition in such works as L'Etranger (The Outsider, 1942) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus, 1942), which propagated the philosophical notion of the "absurd" that was being given dramatic expression by other Theatre of the Absurd dramatists of the 1950s and 1960s. Camus also wrote a number of plays, including Caligula (1944). Much of his work was translated into English. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus died in an automobile accident in 1960.

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