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The Stranger
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5 years, 9 months ago at May 12 16:08
Absolutely brilliant. The last sentence gave me chills.

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9 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 27 15:55
I liked this book set in 1940s Algeria. Mersault's isolation and indifference to others and his own fate was creepy and thought-provoking.
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Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 13 March 1989
ISBN-10 : 0679720200 | ISBN-13: 9780679720201
Tags: Fiction (11), Novel (6), Philosophy (6), France (5), 1940s (4), Existentialism (3), Algeria (3), Classic (3), Absurdism (3), Apartment (2), European (2), Albert Camus (2), Classic Literature (2), Owned In Finnish (2), 1942 (2), Philosophical (2), Nihilism (2), Debut (2), Classics (2), Determinism (1)
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"What is is about? The title character is Meursault, a French Algerian who seemingly irrationally kills an Arab man whom he recognises in French Algiers. The story is divided into Parts One and Two: Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murder, respectively. Personal note: A rather bleak but so fascinating story. A total anti-hero tale with lots of philosophical meanings. Quote: "On my way out, I was even going to shake his hand, but just in time, I remembered that I"


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