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    The Plague (Paperback) By (author) Albert Camus, Edited by Tony Judt, Translated by Robin Buss, Introduction by Tony Judt

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    DescriptionThe Plague is Albert Camus' 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 suffering under the Nazi occupation, and a story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence. "A matchless fable of fear, courage and cowardice". (Independent). "Magnificent". (The Times). Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. He studied philosophy in Algiers and then worked in Paris as a journalist. He was one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement and, after the War, established his international reputation as a writer. His books include The Plague, The Just and The Fall, and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. Camus was killed in a road accident in 1960.


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    Title
    The Plague
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Albert Camus, Edited by Tony Judt, Translated by Robin Buss, Introduction by Tony Judt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 191 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141185132
    ISBN 10: 0141185139
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FA, FC
    DC22: FIC
    LC subject heading: , ,
    DC21: 843.912
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FBA
    Illustrations note
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    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    01 April 2008
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Albert Camus is the author of a number of best-selling and highly influential works, all of which are published by Penguin. They include THE FALL, THE OUTSIDER and THE FIRST MAN. He is remembered as one of the few writers to have shaped the intellectual climate of post-war France, but beyond that, his fame has been international. Translated by Robin Buss With an Introduction by Tony Judt