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The Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics)


Meursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society – a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider. For Meursault, this is an insult to his reason and a betrayal of his hopes; for Camus it encapsulates the absurdity of life.

In The Outsider…

The Rebel

Pub Date : 2012-09-19 | Author : Albert Camus | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307827838
ISBN 13 : 0307827836

By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensi..

Nausea

Pub Date : 2013-03-25 | Author : Jean-Paul Sartre | Publisher : New Directions Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9780811222525
ISBN 13 : 0811222527

Sartre's greatest novel — and existentialism's key text — now introduced by James Wood. Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own ex..

The Plague

Pub Date : 2012-08-08 | Author : Albert Camus | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307827807
ISBN 13 : 0307827801

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twenti..

The First Man

Pub Date : 2012-08-08 | Author : Albert Camus | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780307827869
ISBN 13 : 0307827860

Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a f..

The Outsider

Pub Date : 2014-09-23 | Author : Colin Wilson | Publisher : Diversion Books

ISBN 10 : 9781626813823
ISBN 13 : 1626813825

As relevant today as when it originally published, THE OUTSIDER explores the mindset of characters who exist on the margins, and the artists who take them there. Published to immen..

A Happy Death

Pub Date : 1995 | Author : Albert Camus | Publisher : Vintage

ISBN 10 : 9780679764007
ISBN 13 : 0679764003

The French author reveals his feelings of alienation in this novel about a young man's search for the key to facing death without fear..

The Immoralist

Pub Date : 2015-11-16 | Author : Andre Gide | Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN 10 : 9781329693128
ISBN 13 : 1329693124

André Paul Guillaume Gide (French: [ɑ̃dʁe pɔl ɡijom ʒid]; 22 November 1869 – 19 February 1951) was a French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1947 "for..

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