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The Plague

By Albert Camus

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Format: Paperback, 264 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 29 June 2009
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 a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

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Date- 2013-08-06 Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger-- now one of the most widely read novels of this century-- in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident. Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. His childhood was poor, although not unhappy. He studied philosophy at the University of Algiers, and became a journalist as well as organizing the Theatre de l'equipe, a young avant-garde dramatic group. His early essays were collected in L'Envers et l'endroit (The Wrong Side and the Right Side) and Noces (Nuptials). He went to Paris, where he worked on the newspaper Paris Soir before returning to Algeria. His play, Caligula, appeared in 1939. His first two important books, L'Etranger (The Outsider) and the long essay Le Mythe de Sisyphe (The Myth of Sisyphus), were published when he returned to Paris. After the occupation of France by the Germans in 1941, Camus became one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement. He edited and contributed to the underground newspaper Combat, which he had helped to found. After the war he devoted himself to writing and established an international reputation with such books as La

EAN: 9780141045511
ISBN: 0141045515
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 11.68 x 1.52 x 18.29 centimetres (0.10 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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Considered a modern literary classic and I have no reason to disagree. No slow build up in this book, it's straight into the action. Although fictional there is a real underlying feel that this could happen in some parts of the world with devastating consequences. Genuine human compassion and heroics versus suffering and death. Not a book to read if you are not willing to concentrate on the text.

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