THE STRANGER by Albert Camus

THE STRANGER

byAlbert Camus

Kobo ebook | June 8, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$2.92

Prices and offers may vary in store

Available for download

Not available in stores

about

The Stranger or The Outsider (French: L’Étranger) is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label.

The title character is Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian ("a citizen of France domiciled in North Africa, a man of the Mediterranean, an homme du midi yet one who hardly partakes of the traditional Mediterranean culture", who, after attending his mother's funeral, apathetically kills an Arab man whom he recognizes in French Algiers. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively.

In January 1955, Camus wrote: "I summarized The Stranger a long time ago, with a remark I admit was highly paradoxical: 'In our society any man who does not weep at his mother's funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death.' I only meant that the hero of my book is condemned because he does not play the game."

Title:THE STRANGERFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 8, 2016Publisher:Anstin éricLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN:9990051855074

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews