Albert Camus - L'étranger (The Stranger or Outsider)

Albert Camus - L'étranger (The Stranger or Outsider)

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An Existentialist masterpiece, by Camus. “The sun glinted on Raymond’s revolver as he handed it to me”. Set in sun-drenched Algiers, Meursault rejects the societal norm of showing emotion when his mother dies. As the story progresses, he commits a random act of murderous violence on the beach and a farcical trial ensues to determine his guilt. But Meursault continues to observe ‘normal’ human feelings as an outsider looking in. Camus’ extraordinary novella is not only a portrayal of the purposelessness of human existence, but a strange, beautiful and sensual book. This copy was published Gallimard in 1971 and is written in French.

Title: L'étranger (The Stranger or Outsider)

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Gallimard

Year Printed: 1971

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some damage to the spine, to the front cover and the back cover. There is also staining to the pages.


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