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The stranger

Author: Albert Camus; Matthew Ward
Publisher: New York : Vintage International, 1989.
Series: Vintage International (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Adventure stories
Fictional Work
Translations
Action and adventure fiction
Fiction
Adventure fiction
Romans
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Camus; Matthew Ward
ISBN: 0679720200 9780679720201 9780394533056 0394533054 9780812416695 0812416694 9780881032475 0881032476
OCLC Number: 18681559
Language Note: Translation of: L'étranger.
Awards: Winner of Nobel Prize 1957
Description: vii, 123 pages ; 21 cm
Series Title: Vintage International (Series)
Other Titles: Étranger.
Responsibility: Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward.
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A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd". Now in a new American translation, the classic has been given new life for generations to come

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