The Plague

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National Geographic Books, Dec 8, 2020 - Fiction - 368 pages
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'A story for our, and all, times' Guardian

Set in a town at the mercy of an epidemic, The Plague is an odyssey into the darkness and absurdity of human existence.

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'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.'

It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, they too die in ever greater numbers.

The authorities quarantine the town. Cut off, the terrified townspeople must face this horror alone. Some resign themselves to death or the whims of fate. Others seek someone to blame or dream of revenge. One is determined to escape.

But a few, like stoic Dr Rieux, stand together to fight the terror. A monstrous evil has entered their lives, but they will never surrender to it.

They will resist the plague.

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'A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice' Independent

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Thought provoking

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When you read this book, you can't help but imagine yourself in the place of these characters. This book is absolutely great. You can tell Camus wrote this. Read full review

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I am 16 and reading this book. I didnt think that I would like it, but the vividness in the reading is absolutely AMAZING!!!! Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy in Algiers and then worked in Paris as a journalist. He was one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement and, after the War, established his international reputation as a writer. His books include The Plague, The Just and The Fall, and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus was killed in a road accident in 1960.

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