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The Plague

The Plague (fr. La Peste) is a novel by Albert Camus, published in 1947.

The story of medical workers finding solidarity in their labor as a North African city of the name of Oran is swept by a plague. Generally taken as a metaphoric treatment of the French resistance to Nazi occupation during World War II, it asks a number of questions relating to the nature of destiny and the human condition.

The Plague is also another name for the Black Death.