A Penguin modern Classic, translated by Robin Buss, with an Introduction by Tony Judt.
“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 revenge, and a few, like the unheroic hero Dr Rieux, join forces to resist the terror. In part an allegory of France’s suffering under the Nazi occupation, “The Plague” is a compelling depiction of bravery and determination pitted against the precariousness of human existence.” – taken from the back cover of “The Plague”