The Plague - Albert Camus 1948 - Hamish Hamilton, London - First Edition in English Camus’ allegorical and, according to Camus, absurdist and existentialist work. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. In the delicate dust jacket powerfully and disturbingly illustrated by Michael Ayrton.

‘The message is not the highest form of creative art, but it may be of such importance for our time that to dismiss it in the name of artistic criticism would be to blaspheme against the human spirit.’ – Stephen Spender,
The New York Times Book Review.

‘Of all Camus’ novels, none described man’s confrontation – and cohabitation – with death so vividly and on such an epic scale as La Peste, translated as The Plague.’ - Ed Vulliamy,
The Guardian Newspaper.
  Born in French Algeria, Albert Camus (1913-60), author, journalist, and philosopher, and the recipient of the 1957 Nobel Prize for literature. His significant contribution to philosophy was the idea of the absurd, and he did not consider himself an existentialist, despite frequently being classified as one, alongside fellow French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. His literary fiction and essays, including his masterpiece, L’Etranger, are considered some of the most important works of the twentieth century. Sadly, Camus died in a car accident in 1960, at the age of forty-six.

Octavo (19 x 13.2 cm). pp. 285 [3]. In publisher’s blue green cloth, spine blocked in silver and lettered in red. dust jacket priced 9s. 6d. net to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Very good, tail of spine with wear and loss, spotting to foredge, minor soiling along top edge, in very good minus dust jacket, with large chip to tail of spine, minor loss to head of spine, split along rear spine fold, soiling and some spotting to rear panel.lower end of spine with insect damage and corresponding chips to tail of spine   Ref: 109042   Price: HK$ 3,000