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The Plague

The Plague


by Albert Camus

The Plague: Hey, Just Be Grateful There Aren’t Ten of Them True or False

1. In what African country is this novel set? -> Angola
2. What is the first sign of the plague? -> An itching, burning sensation and a strange urinary discharge. Nope, wait - that’s herpes.
3. Other than through the narrator’s exposition, how do we find out about the events that are taking place in this story? -> From Fox News
4. What did Cottard try to do unsuccessfully? -> A New York Times crossword puzzle
5. How long (thus far) is the book Grand is writing? -> One sentence