The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a virulent plague. Cut off from the rest of the world, living in fear, they each respond in their own way to the grim challenge of the deadly bacillus. Among them is Dr Rieux, a humanitarian and healer, andit is through his eyes that we witness the devastating course of the epidemic.
Written in 1947, just after the Nazi occupation of France, Camus's magnificent novel is also a story of courage and determination against the arbitrariness and seemingabsurdity of human existence.
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Translated by Stuart GilbertAbout the Author:
Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy and then went to work in Paris as a journalist. His play Caligula appeared in 1939. He established an international reputation with books such as The Outsider, The Plague, The Just and The Fall and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. He was killed in a road accident in 1960. His last novel, The First Man, unfinished at the time of his death, appeared for the first time in 1994.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0140278516
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140278516