About this book
A fresh new cover brings this novel up to date, and the publication marks the 50th anniversary of Camus' death. This is a classic about a plague and a town quarantined, reissued in conjunction with "The Outsider".
It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, they too die in ever greater numbers. Some resign themselves to death or the whims of fate. But a few, like stoic Dr Rieux, stand together to fight the terror.