Behind the subterfuge, Camus explores what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd" and describes the condition of reckless alienation and spiritual exhaustion that characterized so much of twentieth-century life. 

“The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward’s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus’s stoical anti-hero and ­devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity.” –from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

First published in 1946; now in translation by Matthew Ward.

More Information
ISBN/EAN 9780679720201
Author Albert Camus
Publisher Random House
Imprint Vintage
Publication date 13 Mar 1989
Format Paperback
Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:The Stranger (Paperback)

The Stranger (Paperback)

With the intrigue of a psychological thriller, The Stranger—Camus's masterpiece—gives us the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach. With an Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie; translated by Matthew Ward.


In stock