This book features a facsimile dust jacket.
Condition: Acceptable. Signs of wear and consistent use. Some edgewear and wear to spine ends and corners, Nursing home ownership stamp on interior cover and first blank page. Interior pages are slightly yellowed from age but in good condition, not brittle, no odor. See images for the condition of this book.
Borzoi Book published in New York by Alfred A Knopf
1948 first American printing
Translated from French by Stuart Gilbert, original French Published in 1947 as La Peste
Fiction 278 pages 8.5" x 6"
Embossed front cover with grim reaper and back with Borzoi Books
As printed in the book "This book was set on Linotype in Janson, a recutting made direct from the type case from Matrices made by Anton Janson some time between 1660 and 1687"
Blurb: A gripping tale of human unrelieved horror, of survival and resilience, and of the ways in which humankind confronts death, The Plague is at once a masterfully crafted novel, eloquently understated and epic in scope, and a parable of ageless moral resonance, profoundly relevant to our times. In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes an omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness, and compassion.