Book :: The Stranger

The Stranger
By: Albert Camus
Pages: 123
Published: 1942
Genre(s): Philosophy
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1957)
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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 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

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forline forline

Required reading for a French lit class...want to reread in English at some point.

Jan 4th, 2018

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

How innocent was this man? We face many aspects of humans and this book is interesting.

Jun 1st, 2016

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Dec 13th, 2014

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Jul 25th, 2014

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

A subtle, philosophical tale about a simple, ordinary man that is essential food for thought. Camus' writing is brilliant and often while reading, I reread sentences just to extract the pure pleasure off them.

Jul 1st, 2014

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May 26th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

red13x red13x

This is a good book, which I enjoyed reading. I liked the themes and how it portrayed a somewhat normal man going through a rather bewildering experience. I'd definitely recommend reading it.

Feb 22nd, 2014

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

rconawa rconawa

I read this story 45 years ago and I still think of it often. It is a book well worth reading.

Mar 25th, 2013

The Stranger appears on these lists...

58th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

1st on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

82nd on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

20th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

63rd on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store