The Plague

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The Plague is Albert Camus's world-renowned fable of fear and courage The 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 ...

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Mr.Walks

Nov 17, 2011

a must read

excellent literature from an amazing author. i would recommend anyone reading this book. I love the simplicity of the material. This book is good for everyone. From 15-50 yrs old.

AnnieLou

Mar 14, 2008

Men at their best

Published under the unsuspecting censorship of the Nazi occupation of WW2 France, Camus "pulls off" an engrossing literary parallel of human behavior under the duress of a "plague". The entire account can also be compared to terrorism under the Nazi regime. Five main characters fill out the story: Father Paneloux, Cottard, Grand, Rimbaud and Tarrou, as told by the narrator, Dr. Rieux. The plague is set in the small french algerian town of Oran,in contemporary times, While some citizens rallied others retreated or profiteered by the crisis. The main characters come forward in varying heroic contexts. The chronicle of Dr. Rieux reveals the personal strengths of the men who cast aside their own safety and happiness for a greater cause (clearly reminescent of the French underground. ) In the final pages of the book, Camus' conclusions are made: Peace can never be a final "victory", but will be forever threatened by enduring
terrorism and global evil. A five star by one of Camus' best !!!

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