Albert Camus 2 Book Pack The Outsider & The Plague

Albert Camus 2 Book Pack The Outsider & The Plague

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Albert Camus


2 Books


 Titles


The Plague


The Outsider


 

Book Details

 


The Plague

The Plague is Albert Camus's world-renowned fable of fear and courage


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.


An immediate triumph when it was published in 1947, The Plague is in part an allegory of France's

suffering under the Nazi occupation, and a story of bravery and

determination against the precariousness of human existence.



The Outsider

'My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.'


In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses

to conform to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his

emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched

beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.


Albert Camus' portrayal of a man confronting the absurd, and revolting against the injustice of society,

depicts the paradox of man's joy in life when faced with the 'tender indifference' of the world.


Sandra Smith's translation, based on close listening to a recording of Camus reading his work aloud on

French radio in 1954, sensitively renders the subtleties and dream-like atmosphere of L'Étranger.




Paperbacks




Dimensions: 18 cm x 11 cm


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