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The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays
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Publisher Everymans Library
Publication date August 1, 2004
Pages 656
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400042555
ISBN-10 1400042550
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
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Brings together a collection of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's novels, short stories, and essays, including The Plague, a tale of survival and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic, and The Fall, in which a French lawyer makes an astonishing confession. 15,000 first printing.
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From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century–two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913—1960) de-ployed his lyric eloquence in defense against despair, providing an affirmation of the brave assertion of humanity in the face of a universe devoid of order or meaning.

The Plague–written in 1947 and still profoundly relevant–is a riveting tale of horror, survival, and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic. The Fall (1956), which takes the form of an astonishing confession by a French lawyer in a seedy Amsterdam bar, is a haunting parable of modern conscience in the face of evil. The six stories of Exile and the Kingdom (1957) represent Camus at the height of his narrative powers, masterfully depicting his characters–from a renegade missionary to an adulterous wife –at decisive moments of revelation. Set beside their fictional counterparts, Camus’s famous essays “The Myth of Sisyphus” and “Reflections on the Guillotine” are all the more powerful and philosophically daring, confirming his towering place in twentieth-century thought.

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9781400042555 | details & prices | 656 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $25.00
About: Brings together a collection of the writer's novels, short stories, and essays, including 'The Plague,' a tale of survival and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic, and 'The Fall,' in which a French lawyer makes an astonishing confession.

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