The Stranger

The Stranger

Hardback Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics

By (author) Albert Camus, By (author) Matthew Ward

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  • Publisher: Random House USA Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 152 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 206mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 1 February 1997
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0679420266
  • ISBN 13: 9780679420262
  • Sales rank: 45,761

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

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Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published "The Stranger"-now one of the most widely read novels of this century-in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

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""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

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Introduction by Peter Dunwoody; Translation by Matthew Ward