The Stranger (Paperback)
Ancient Wisdom Publications, 9781950330119, 98pp.
Publication Date: March 13, 2019
Other Editions of This Title:
MP3 CD (8/4/2015)
Analog Audio Cassette (12/1/2005)
Paperback, Japanese (5/1/1996)
Compact Disc, Abridged (5/1/2005)
Meursault 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.
In January 1955, Camus wrote: "I summarized The Stranger a long time ago, with a remark I admit was highly paradoxical: 'In our society any man who does not weep at his mother's funeral runs the risk of being sentenced to death.' I only meant that the hero of my book is condemned because he does not play the game."