Albert Camus - The Outsider

Albert Camus - The Outsider

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An Existentialist masterpiece, by Camus. 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. “The sun glinted on Raymond’s revolver as he handed it to me”. This copy was published by Penguin in 1976.

Title: The Outsider

Author: Albert Camus

Publisher: Penguin

Year Printed: 1976

Binding: Paperback

Condition: Good

Comments: As this is a vintage book, there is some minor damage to the spine and to the front cover in the bottom right hand corner. There is also some minor damage to the back cover, in the bottom left hand corner.


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