The Plague

by Albert Camus, Tony Judt

Series: Penguin Modern Classics

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  • 9780141185132
  • 9780141395210

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.

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.


  • Penguin Books Ltd; October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780141395210
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  • Title: The Plague
  • Series: Penguin Modern Classics
  • Author: Albert Camus; Tony Judt (other)
  • Imprint: Penguin
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780141185132
  • 9780141395210
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780141185132
  • 9780141395210