The Plague by Albert Camus

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Read The Plague Online Free - 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 a omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.

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ISBN : 0679720219
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 308 pages


Ben rated it ★★★★☆

February 01, 2010

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 this. The people of Haiti know this. The mother who lost her only child in a car accident is aware...

Lyn rated it ★★★★☆

November 04, 2017

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 surface story is about plague in the early 1940s visiting the Algerian coastal city of Oran. While Camu...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

March 20, 2018

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 a sudden come to the surface? How would you treat your friends, neighbours and fellow citizens? Wh...

Mohammed rated it ★★★★★

November 19, 2017

- أرأيت يا دكتور ؟ إنّها تخرج قالت الزوجة : - نعم ، لقد التقط جارنا ثلاثة منها . ثم أخذ العجوز يفرك يديه و هو يقول : -إنّها تخرج ، ويعثرون عليها في كل صندوق من صناديق القمامة المنزلية . إنّه الجوع ! قال الدكتور : - أمر غريب بالفعل !! صرخ العجوز : - إنّــــها الكارثــــة ! hebergeur dimage مقدمة لا جدوى...

Rakhi rated it ★★★★★

October 07, 2014

I read “The Plague” right after reading “Swann’s Way”. Of course it wasn’t a deliberate move. But as I moved on, I realized that reading of ‘The Plague’ had rendered something quite remarkable in the way I realized and appreciated both works. Both works embody a reality. ‘Swann’s Way’ speaks of t...

Fernando rated it ★★★★★

December 16, 2016

“¡Ah, si fuera un temblor de tierra! Una buena sacudida y no se habla más del caso… Se cuentan los muertos y los vivos y asunto concluido. ¡Mientras que esta porquería de peste! Hasta los que no la tienen parecen llevarla en el corazón”. Muchos coincidirán conmigo de que La Peste es una de las mej...

Petra X rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2016

This was as much an existentialist tract as it was a book about the descent of a town into plague, the gradient of the decline increasing exponentially until they reach the pit. There it is death and smoke and groans and every bit the imagined hell of those with a religious consciousness. But the...

Samra rated it ★★★★★

February 28, 2018

Humankind is always been haunted by the idea of oblivion, the mere thought of being forgotten, the inkling of being swiped out of the face of earth, from memory, from hearts of those who were held close, strikes us down like an old rotten sapling, that didn’t see the good days of opulence, nor wa...

Jim rated it ★★★★☆

September 06, 2015

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 bureaucratic bungling and delays, the city is cut off from the outside world by quarantine. A lot of the focus...

William1 rated it ★★★★☆

July 19, 2016

Second reading. This is an essential book. If there's a canon, The Plague belongs in it. A few things interested me this time through. Mostly the narrator's penchant, most effective, for writing about the town's collective mood. This device struck me as an improvement on the Soviet worker novels...

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