The Stranger

The Stranger - Vintage International

1st Vintage International Edition

Paperback (13 Mar 1989)

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Publisher's Synopsis

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.

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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780679720201
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint: Vintage Books
Pub date:
Edition: 1st Vintage International Edition
DEWEY: 843.914
DEWEY edition: 19
Language: English
Sales rank: 5535
Number of pages: 123
Weight: 134g
Height: 204mm
Width: 132mm
Spine width: 11mm