Annotations for Stranger


Baker & Taylor
An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria.

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Random House, Inc.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

Albert Camus's spare, laconic masterpiece about a Frenchman who murders an Arab in Algeria is famous for having diagnosed, with a clarity almost scientific, that condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life.

Possessing both the force of a parable and the excitement of a perfectly executed thriller,The Stranger is the work of one of the most engaged and intellectually alert writers of the past century.

Translated by Matthew Ward

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