The Plague

The Plague

A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes an omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.

Title:The Plague
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  • Petra X home again home again jiggety jig

    Read The Plague free here. Coronovirus is the name of the 21stC plague. If you don't know what existentialism is, reading this and relating to the world we have today and how it's looking for the next...

  • Lyn

    Albert Camus’ The Plague is a laugh RIOT! Just kidding, it is about the bubonic plague, really not very funny at all. However, it is a modern masterpiece of allegory, symbolism and imagery. The surf...

  • Ben

    Ah, death; it's always there, isn't it? It is a terrible fate, doomed upon us all, that could take place at any time, in millions of different ways. The Jews who witnessed the holocaust are aware of t...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    (Book 559 from 1001 books) - La Peste = The Plague, Albert CamusThe Plague is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. It...

  • Lisa

    If you lived in an ordinary community quite unexpectedly facing an existential stress test, what would you do? How would you deal with the situation, and which character traits of yours would all of ...

  • Greta

    Albert Camus predicted how we react to Covid-19This was such an amazing and important read. Written in 1946 Albert Camus managed to predict the struggles, we face today.In the novel „The Plague“, ...

  • Fergus

    The plague is a literal epidemic of the modern Bubonic Plague that sweeps through a town in Algeria. And it is also figurative and symbolic - the African town, the colonial remnant of Oran, is “seal...

  • Debra

    3.5 stars"...that a loveless world is a dead world, and always there comes an hour when one is weary of prisons, of one’s work, and of devotion to duty, and all one craves for is a loved face, the w...

  • Jim Fonseca

    Somehow Camus brings humanism, optimism and the role of love to a depressing story of bubonic plaque in 1940’s Oran, Algeria. First all the rats die and then we go from there. After much bureaucrati...

  • J.L.   Sutton

    “But what does it mean, the plague? It's life, that's all.” Evidently, it wasn't enough for me to read about global pandemics in the works of Kurt Vonnegut or Margaret Atwood. Albert Camus' The Pl...