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The Plague
by Albert Camus

Published: 1991-05-07
Paperback : 320 pages
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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century ...
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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

Editorial Review

The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain. Set in Algeria, in northern Africa, The Plague is a powerful study of human life and its meaning in the face of a deadly virus that sweeps dispassionately through the city, taking a vast percentage of the population with it.

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Can you conceive Mankind's ultimate plague?
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by berlandk (see profile) 02/12/18

 
by [email protected] (see profile) 01/16/18

Lessons learned: It is up to all of us to band together as humans and fight whenever plagues threaten our existence and cause widespread suffering. A disbelief in a benevolent God makes us fight harder... (read more)

 
  "The Plague"by mghmcc (see profile) 05/29/10

An interesting mix of fiction and philosophy. Camus spins a good yarn and creates engaging characters. I don't know how much of the analogies to fascism, religious domination and existentialism found in... (read more)

 
  "Icky"by smcallis80 (see profile) 05/28/10

 
  "The Plauge"by mahalqita (see profile) 05/28/10

The content can relate to current world events w/ bird flu/H1N1. Can relate to characters and can see/understand moral dilemmas.

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