The Stranger by Albert CamusThe Stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger

byAlbert Camus

Hardcover | June 7, 2016

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The day his mother dies, Meursault notices that it is very hot on the bus that is taking him from Algiers to the retirement home where his mother lived; so hot that he falls asleep.

Later, while waiting for the wake to begin, the harsh electric lights in the room make him extremely uncomfortable, so he gratefully accepts the coffee the caretaker offers him and smokes a cigarette. The same burning sun that so oppresses him during the funeral walk will once again blind the calm, reserved Meursault as he walks along a deserted beach a few days later—leading him to commit an irreparable act.

This new illustrated edition of Camus's classic novel The Stranger portrays an enigmatic man who commits a senseless crime and then calmly, and apparently indifferently, sits through his trial and hears himself condemned to death.
Jacques Ferrandez was born in Algeria in 1955. In 1987, he began his Notebooks from the Orient, a series of panoramic portraits depicting the history of the French presence in Algeria, for which he was awarded the Historia Prix Spécial. An indisputable expert on the Algerian question, he adapted Camus’ short story The Guest as a graphi...
Title:The StrangerFormat:HardcoverDimensions:144 pages, 11.3 × 8.74 × 0.67 inPublished:June 7, 2016Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681771357

ISBN - 13:9781681771359

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from good book such an amazing novel but an overpriced edition
Date published: 2017-06-27

Editorial Reviews

The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward’s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus’s stoical anti-hero and ­devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity.” –from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie