The Stranger
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 123 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 159g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0679720200
  • 9780679720201
  • 966

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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"show more

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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.show more

About Albert Camus

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.show more

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Geniune Classic. I forgot to breathe until I finished the book.show more
by Sarah Tam