The Plague by Albert Camus

The Plague

Albert Camus with Robin Buss (Translator)

The Plague

Albert Camus with Robin Buss (Translator)

fiction classics philosophy reflective slow-paced

237 pages | first published 1947

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The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine, each responding in their own way to the lethal bacillus- so...
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Moods

reflective 78%
dark 63%
challenging 43%
sad 38%
emotional 32%
tense 23%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 11%
informative 8%
mysterious 4%
adventurous 2%
funny 1%
relaxing 0%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 29%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 31% | Plot: 19%

Strong character development?

Yes: 39% | It's complicated: 34% | No: 25% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 34% | It's complicated: 32% | Yes: 32% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 66% | Yes: 22% | It's complicated: 10% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 40% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 27%

Average rating

3.86