The Plague Author:Albert Camus 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 t... more »error. 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.« less
âRats! I hate rats!â Who said that? Oh, yes. It was Indiana Jones' father in âQuest for the Holy Grail.â Once you get past the disgusting description of the dying rat population, you might be home free. But, if this upsets you, read Kafka's âIn the Penal Colonyâ; that'll really destroy you.