Skip to main content

The Plague

Albert Camus, General Press (Editor)


List Price: 12.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/7/1991)
Paperback (9/13/2020)
Paperback (8/1/2011)
MP3 CD (8/25/2015)
Paperback (2/1/1965)


The Plague is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story from the point of view of an unknown narrator of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. The novel presents a snapshot of life in Oran as seen through the author's distinctive absurdist point of view. 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. "Its relevance lashes you across the face."-The Los Angeles Times "A redemptive book, one that wills the reader to believe, even in a time of despair."-The Washington Post.

General Press, 9788194764892, 242pp.

Publication Date: October 16, 2020