The Plague

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 timeless story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

The Plague

The Plague

“Its relevance lashes you across the face.” —Stephen Metcalf, The Los Angeles Times • “A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Washington Post A haunting tale of human resilience and hope in the face of unrelieved horror, Albert Camus' iconic novel about an epidemic ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature. 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 timeless story of bravery and determination against the precariousness of human existence.

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The Plague
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Albert Camus
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-08 - Publisher: Vintage

“Its relevance lashes you across the face.” —Stephen Metcalf, The Los Angeles Times • “A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair.” —Roger Lowenstein, The Washington Post A haunting tale of human resilience and hope in the face of unrelieved horror, Albert
A Journal of the Plague Year
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Daniel Defoe
Categories: London (England)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1722 - Publisher:

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In the Wake of the Plague
Language: en
Pages: 245
Authors: Norman F. Cantor
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Through profiles of merchants, peasants, priests, and kings, argues that despite devastation, the Black Death resulted in a scientific revolution, a new wave of art, and the emergence of independent farmers.
A Journal of the Plague Year
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Daniel Defoe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-27 - Publisher: Open Road Media

Defoe’s gripping fictionalized account of the plague that racked seventeenth-century London The year is 1665 and the plague has come to London. The air is heavy with death, the body count is rising, and the death carts are filling quickly. Our unflinching eyewitness narrator, HF, recounts the gruesome realities of
Expelling the Plague
Language: en
Pages: 362
Authors: Zlata Blazina Tomic, Vesna Blazina
Categories: Medical
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-04-01 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

A vibrant city-state on the Adriatic sea, Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa, was a hub for the international trade between Europe and the Ottoman Empire. As a result, the city suffered frequent outbreaks of plague. Through a comprehensive analysis of these epidemics in Dubrovnik, Expelling the Plague explores the increasingly

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