The Plague by Albert Camus




Title: The Plague

Publisher: The Modern Library, New York

Publication Date: 1948

Binding: Hardcover

Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st Edition

Very nice hardcover copy with dust jacket now protected in removable cover. Originally published in France as “La Peste “in 1947, the First English Edition was published in New York in 1948. The Plague which tells the story of a plague sweeping the French Algerian city of Oran, is considered an existentialist classic. The novel stresses the powerlessness of the individual characters to affect their destinies. Along with the novel’s existentialist themes, The Plague has also been read as an allegorical treatment of the French resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II. The novel became a bestseller during the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Collector’s Item.