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".
'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.' 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.