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The stranger / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward.

The stranger / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward.
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ISBN 9780679720201 (paperback)
Author Camus, Albert, 1913-1960 author.
Title The stranger / Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward.
Edition First Vintage International edition.
Publisher/Date New York : Vintage International, 1989.
©1988
Pagination etc. vii, 123 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Vintage international
Summary Note 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.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subject French fiction -- 20th century -- Translations into English
Murder -- Fiction
Algeria -- Fiction
Action and adventure fiction.
Added Author Ward, Matthew, 1950 or 1951-1990 translator.
Shelf Location F CAMU
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