The Plague (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, 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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Camus is the most lyrical prose writer. - weRead
I reject that premise. - Goodreads
Amazing...visuals you will never forget - weRead
The surface plot isn't what I would call riveting. - Goodreads
i loved this- page turner and imaginative read - weRead
The prose is not pumped up to triumphalist proportions. - Goodreads

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User Review  - William - Goodreads

Second reading. This is an essential book. If there's a canon, The Plague belongs in it. A few things interested me this time through. Mostly the narrator's penchant, most effective, for writing about ... Read full review

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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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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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