Albert camus has 336 books on goodreads with 1525780 ratings albert camus’s most popular book is the stranger albert camus average rating 399 851,674 ratings 29,553 reviews shelved 1,525,780 times the plague, the fall, exile and the kingdom, and selected essays by albert camus. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for the plague at amazoncom read honest and unbiased product reviews 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 by albert camus $1184 42 out of 5 stars. “the plague” is a book by albert camus which weaves these emotions and events into one suspenseful tale each paragraph and section is written and structured in such a way as to give the reader insight into the feelings of the victims of the plague, and to show somewhat of a theme. The plague by albert camus review posted on april 24, 2011 the plague follows dr rieux and his colleagues, as their town is attacked by a resurgence of the plague the town is described as mercantile, drab, and lacking in passion before the plague to receive movie, tv, and book reviews straight to your email in-box, click. The plague by albert camus 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.
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. Rieux’s imaginings of plague – like the book he could have written, had he not tried to remain objective – are sentimental and grandiose, while the chronicle will show that the true horror of plague is its crushing banality and inevitability. The plague item preview some content may be lost due to the binding of the book boxid ia161408 boxid_2 ch113601 camera canon eos 5d mark ii city new york plus-circle add review comment reviews there are no reviews yet be the first one to write a review. The plague by albert camus posted on may 2, 2013 by petermb composed in 1948, albert camus’ the plague (vintage international, 308 pages) is a study of human habit and frailty in a time of widespread destruction and crisis.
The story focuses on the outbreak of plague in oran in the year 194-, as it reaches epidemic proportions the author traces the crescendo of human emotions from panic to the almost unendurable agony of isolation and death. Review of the plague by albert camus i don’t hate it, i just don’t like it the plague by albert camus starts off with a bang, fooling the reader that it is going to be an exciting read, but it soon descends into philosophical meanderings. The plague user review - kirkus by the frenchman who, with sartre, shares a leading position in european literature, this is a work of considerable significance and stature, distinguished by its clarity, its composure, and above all. Discover book depository's huge selection of albert-camus books online free delivery worldwide on over 19 million titles.
Buy the plague by albert camus (isbn: 9780606043212) from amazon's book store everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The plague by albert camus albert camus published the plague in 1947 it is a fictional story written about the very real town of oran in northern algeria many consider this novel to be a war. The plague by albert camus is a post world war ii existentialist novel that appeared in french (la peste) in 1947 and english translation (stuart gilbert) in 1948 it is assuredly one of the most important books i have ever read. The plague critical essays albert camus the climax of the book, shows the epidemic at its height and the community reduced to a single collective entity, where time has stopped, personal.
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 plot summary the book is divided into five sections, each of which tells of a distinct period in the plague's takeover of oran, the port city in northern algeria where the story is set. Dr bernard rieux the surgeon — narrator of the plague jean tarrou the best friend of rieuxhis notebooks are used as part of the chronicle father paneloux a priest in oran raymond rambert a paris journalist trapped in oran joseph grand a petty official, also a writer cottard a criminal who hides from arrest in oran m michel a concierge, the plague's first victim. The plague is easily one of the best ten novels ever written, far surpassing even the erstwhile classic the stranger whereas we examine an uncommonly cold-hearted man in a normal world in the pages of the stranger, in this novel it is a harsh outside world which closes in on a group of fascinating characters.
Plague is the fourth book in the gone series the first book was gone, which i have reviewed herethe second book was hunger, which i reviewed herethe third book was lies, which i have reviewed here wow, this series just keeps getting better and better in plague kids are trapped in a dome it’s a world without adults, and normal has crashed as burned as the cover states. The plague book summary and study guide albert camus booklist albert camus message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of the plague the citizens of the french-algerian city of oran live without passion or meaning in their lives, but then the plague hits seen through the eyes of rieux, a doctor who has to live through the ordeal without. Book summary: the title of this book is the plague and it was written by albert camus, stuart gilbert (translator) this particular edition is in a paperback format this particular edition is in a paperback format. The plague itself is based on several cholera and plague epidemics that swept through oran during the late 19th and early 20th centuries the absurdist and existentialist philosophies present in the book began with søren kierkegaard in the mid-1800s, and were clarified by jean-paul sartre and camus himself.