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The plague by albert camus is an extraordinary odyssey into the darkness and absurdity of human existence. 'on the morning of april 16, dr rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.' it starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, they too die in ever greater numbers. The authorities quarantine the town. Cut off, the terrified townspeople must face this horror alone. Some resign themselves to death or the whims of fate. Others seek someone to blame or dream of revenge. One is determined to escape. But a few, like stoic dr rieux, stand together to fight the terror. A monstrous evil has entered their lives but they will never surrender to it. They will resist the plague. 'a matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice' independent albert camus was born in algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy in algiers and then

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French novelist, essayist, and playwright. 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. Among his works, The Plague (1947), The Just (1949) The Fall (1956). 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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  • PublisherMichael Joseph
  • Publication date2010
  • ISBN 10 0141049235
  • ISBN 13 9780141049236
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages288
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