Paperback The plague / Albert Camus.
Publication year: 2020
Edition: [New] edition / introduction by Robin Buss.
Publisher: UK : Penguin Books,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 0241458870 9780241458877 (pbk.) :
This translation originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2001.
Translated from the French.
The people of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague. Cut off from the rest of the world, they each respond in their own way to the challenge of the deadly bacillus. It is through the eyes of Dr. Rieux that we witness the course of the epidemic. 'A story for our, and all, times' Guardian The Plague is Albert Camus's world-renowned fable of fear and courageThe townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. Each person responds in their own way to the lethal disease: 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, The Plague is in part an allegory of France's suffering under the Nazi occupation, and a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.'A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice' Independent
Original title: Peste. English
360 pages ; 18 cm