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The Plague
by Albert Camus

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The Plague by Albert Camus Overview

A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes a omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.

Albert Camus

About The Plague Description

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy (only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care

Data Book The Plague

Original Title La peste ISBN 0679720219 (ISBN13: 9780679720218 ) Edition Language English Characters Raoul, Dr Bernard Rieux, Father Paneloux (Jesuit Priest), Joseph Grand, Raymond Rambert...more , Jean Tarrou, Cottard, M. Othon, Garcia, Gonzales, Dr. Castel, Dr. Richard, Jacques Othon, The Prefect, Mme. Rieux, Asthma Patient, Marcel...less setting Oran (Algeria) Literary Awards Prix des Critiques (1947) (405)