The Plague / Edition 1

The Plague / Edition 1

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by Albert Camus
     
 

ISBN-10: 0075536498

ISBN-13: 9780075536499

Pub. Date: 02/01/1965

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

Translated by Stuart Gilbert  See more details below

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Translated by Stuart Gilbert

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780075536499
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date:
02/01/1965
Series:
Modern Library College Series
Edition description:
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Pages:
278
Sales rank:
340,797
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Plague 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found the book interesting, however, it is a rather dark read. The disease in the Algerian towm seems real and the characters pretty apathetic to their condition. No surprises or twists in the story line. A real treatise on city government control in a crisis.
Kathryn Nicely More than 1 year ago
Camus concerns himself with the hearts of men, and puts them in terrible situations to explore their reactions. Ultimately what he sees is that most don't see, but those who do strive ceaselessly for life. I imagine this translation loses what many consider his lyrical style, and thats to be expected, but at times it is tough to read. Certainly worth it, however.
Trevor Fraser More than 1 year ago
Those familiar with Camus will know what to expect in term of philosophy. There's a quote-worthy line on nearly every page. It's definitely a book to ponder, to absorb and to compare to your own life. But you'll probably be pleasantly surprised by the engaging storyline and warm, tactile characters. Not as depressing or internal as The Stranger or A Happy Death, this book plays like a good tv miniseries, with drama and humor in equal measure. The translation seems wordier than I think of Camus being, but it's rarely distracting. All in all a terrific read I look forward to reading again.
James_Blaze More than 1 year ago
Although a bit slow at times, this is a very good book that is worth reading. This book has a lot of characters that I found interesting and memorable. Like the characters, the text is very deep and philosphical, and I will probably have to read the story again to fully understand it.
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