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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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In The Plague, the Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end, every character is profoundly changed by the necessities of survival... and the reader may be as well.
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The Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end, every character is profoundly changed by the necessities of survival... and the reader may be as well.
Recommended by Gin, Powells.com

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A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

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"The Plague is parable and sermon, and should be considered as such. The Plague stands or falls by its message. The message is not the highest form of creative art, but it may be of such importance for our time that to dismiss it in the name of artistic criticism would be to blaspheme against the human spirit." New York Times (1948 review)

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uncle_loki, April 25, 2007 (view all comments by uncle_loki)
I've always loved Camus for his glass-is-half-full version of existentialism, and The Plague is my favorite of all his fiction works. It is a vivid picture of the beauty which can be found in an imperfect world.
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ISBN:
9780679720218
Author:
Camus, Albert
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Translator:
Gilbert, Stuart
Author:
Gilbert, Stuart
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New York :
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Literary
Subject:
Fiction
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Classics
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Continental european fiction (fictional works
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Plague
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Translations into english
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Psychological fiction
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Plague -- Fiction.
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage International (Paperback)
Series Volume:
0000
Publication Date:
19910531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.20x.67 in. .52 lbs.

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In The Plague, the Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end, every character is profoundly changed by the necessities of survival... and the reader may be as well.

"Staff Pick" by ,

The Algerian city of Oran is set upon by plague and sealed off from the rest of the world, its citizens imprisoned not only with the disease but also with each other. Or are they? By the novel's end, every character is profoundly changed by the necessities of survival... and the reader may be as well.

"Review" by , "The Plague is parable and sermon, and should be considered as such. The Plague stands or falls by its message. The message is not the highest form of creative art, but it may be of such importance for our time that to dismiss it in the name of artistic criticism would be to blaspheme against the human spirit."
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