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e-Book The Plague download

e-Book The Plague download

by Albert Camus

ISBN: 0679720219
ISBN13: 978-0679720218
Language: English
Publisher: Vintage (May 7, 1991)
Pages: 320
Category: World Literature
Subategory: Literature

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Rating: 4.6
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Home Albert Camus The plague. It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not.

Home Albert Camus The plague. Daniel defoe. Translated from the french by. Stuart Gilbert.

The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain

The Nobel prize-winning Albert Camus, who died in 1960, could not have known how grimly current his existentialist novel of epidemic and death would remain. Set in Algeria, in northern Africa, The Plague is a powerful study of human life and its meaning in the face of a deadly virus that sweeps dispassionately through the city, taking a vast percentage of the population with it.

The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. It asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition. The characters in the book, ranging from doctors to vacationers to fugitives, all help to show the effects the plague has on a populace.

559. La Peste The Plague, Albert Camus The Plague (French: La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947, that tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran. The Plague is considered an existentialist classic despite Camus' objection to 559.

It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not.

It is as reasonable to represent one kind of imprisonment by another, as it is to represent anything that really exists by that which exists not.

Albert Camus' vision in The Plague was bleak, but his study in terrorism is also a fable of redemption, finds Marina Warner. Albert Camus was the first writer I remember whose death made the news while I was growing up; my mother cried when the car crash was described on the telly. For my 1960s self, Camus was the hero of life's pointlessness, the dark prophet of resistance and its impossibility, the ultimate hip smoker and café philosopher, the contemporary writer as the messenger of bad news, tough guy and prince of cool

The Plague is Albert Camus's most successful novel. It was published in 1947, when Camus was thirty-three, and was an immediate triumph.

The Plague is Albert Camus's most successful novel. It has never been out of print and was established as a classic of world literature even before its author's untimely death in a car accident in January 1960.

The novel The Plague by Albert Camus is composed of 5 parts. The author told us the events happening during the plague in the city Oran on the Algerian coast that counts only 20. 00 citizens. In the beginning we find out that the novel is a chronological diary. Notes by Jean Tarrou, one of the characters, are inserted into the novel.

Albert Camus The Plague. Book Club for Camus's The Plague.

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.
Comments:
Mr_Jeйson
When asked to list my top five novels, I included The Plague. I had held that opinion about the book since I read it nearly forty years ago. But would that still hold true if I read the book today? The person who had asked me to select my top five novels had found out that he no longer felt the same way about many of his favorite novels he had read as a young adult.

Finished The Plague yesterday evening. It had as powerful an effect on me today as when I first read it. Perhaps more so. Now it resonates with me, echoing off decades of experience. It is a parable of human life, that is, the sensation of moving -- sometimes forward, sometimes back, oft times in place, treading water -- somewhere between the poles of plague and peace, destined to fail at being alive, yet finding sustenance in irrational hope, human love, a stubborn refusal to quit, and the knowledge that we share this struggle with others. It remains on my top five books.

Fountain_tenderness
This is a book i am drawn to again and again. an excellent story of ordinary and limited people in extraordinary and constrained circumstances. most of Camus' work is precisely this, ordinary people in circumstances they either do not understand or understand too well. how humans act toward one another when they find they are in a prison that is their own ordinary if rather odd port town. what happens to the human spirit, how do different people react, how does one man in particular view the situation.

if you're looking for a doomsday book, don't expect this one to fit your bill of fare. this is more about the struggle to remain human and compassionate in extraordinary circumstances over which they have no control. it's about the government's sometimes draconian and sometimes illogical reaction to the situation and the narrator's very clinical observations of both the big and small pictures, snapshots if you will, of various personalities and the evolution of their thought processes. those thought processes are demonstrated rather than dissected. it is this approach to the story that proves Camus' genius. Sadly, we lost him too soon but happily we have his writings. you will find aspects of yourself in the book and you will definitely and hopefully honestly, relate to every character.

Nalmergas
The plots goes around and around a plague that suddenly ravages the city. The author makes detailed descriptions of the environment, mood and characters. Some "scenes" are memorable and may add to the reader: how do people behave and react? But I give the book only two stars because so much of the description was unnecessary, turning the book tiresome to read. Moreover in my opinion there are a few inconsistencies: in the attempt of being ultra-real, the author stumbled. I would read again only selected passages, the ones I appreciated, but would avoid to read the book entirely again and therefore I do not recommend it.

Yainai
This is the third time I've read this book over four decades, and I still am not particularly moved by it -- not in the way I am by The Decameron (Baccaccio) or The Journal of the Plague Year (Dafoe).

As with a great deal of French Literature, The Plague is heavily influenced by ideology and a not too subtle French Existentialism. The reason this is not helpful is that ideology [where it takes over character and incident] dates a work very quickly.

Readers return to works such as The Epic of Gilgamesh, the Homeric Epics, Dante, Milton, Shakespeare, Dickens, Dostoyevsky, Twain, Melville, Joyce, Rabelais, and Cervantes because there is something terribly human and universal about all of these without being preachy.

Camus seems to be lecturing his readers on most occasions. If you are drawn to his ethical sensibility/ideology then you will enjoy this, but if you spot, sense, holes in the thesis the work is less attractive.

There are better books to read by the author: The Stranger, The Rebel, The Fall come to mind.

This is still a good book, but not as good as the other plague narratives I have mentioned above.

I've given the book 4 stars because it still deserves this, but how much longer this will be the case I cannot say. Daniel Dafoe's Journal of the Plague Year remains the better book and The Plague was heavily influenced by this.

Still, worth a read.

Umge
I have not read a Camus book since I read the "Stranger" over thirty years ago. Thankfully, I have decided to start reading his works, once again, and I doubt I could have picked a better one to start with than "The Plague." This book is a gripping tale, that does not let up, and has you gasping throughout. It is a look at humanity at its darkest and most terrifying of times when death, is at your footstep and its presence is everywhere. An extraordinary work of literature, simply extraordinary.

Quashant
Every 3 or 4 books I throw in "a classic". The Plague A. Camus certainly qualifies. The story is fine and the detailed and descriptive portions are wonderful.....but the best reason? I am reading this on my KINDLE because there are plenty of words that I need/want/must look up for their definition. My peer group (70 + years) often complain about the "dumbing down" of the texting generation. We must appear guilty of that same sin to our literary elders.

Jerdodov
The kindle version that is provided is formatted a play and is not the original novel. This is not stated anywhere on the page and all the paperback versions sold on the same page are the original novel. Extremely dissapointed in this.

A masterpiece. I first read The Plague when I was 17 years old and was overwhelmed. It is one of a handful of books that helped me built my "moral compass." After so many years, I decided to reread it to see if it was not just youthful over-enthusiasm. I am now in my mid-60s, and after a full life, I can categorical say, it as relevant and important today as the day it was written. Are you willing to have an honest look into your life? If you are, then please read this read this book.
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