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The Stranger
by Albert Camus

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The Stranger by Albert Camus Overview

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 English in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

Albert Camus

About The Stranger Description

Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy (only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care

Data Book The Stranger

Original Title L’Étranger Edition Language English Characters Meursault, Raymond Sintès, Marie Cardona, Salamano setting Algeria (347)