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  by Albert Camus

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ISBN: 0394700023
Books Registered: 105
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L’Étranger (The Outsider (UK), or The Stranger (US)) is a French novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. The title character is Meursault, an indifferent French Algerian ("a citizen of France domiciled in North Africa, a man of the Mediterranean, an homme du midi yet one who hardly partakes of the traditional Mediterranean culture"). He attends his mother's funeral. A few days later he kills an Arab man in French Algiers, who was involved in a conflict with a friend. Meursault is tried and sentenced to death. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively.


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Registered by SIMsimian of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Sunday, July 08, 2007

Current status: available Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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Registered by Luke2 of Nambour, Queensland Australia on Thursday, July 03, 2008

Current status: permanent collection Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members


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