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14 years, 2 months ago at May 12 16:08
Absolutely brilliant. The last sentence gave me chills.


9 years, 2 months 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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The Stranger, also published in English as The Outsider, is a 1942 novella written by French author Albert Camus. The first of Camus' novels published in his lifetime, the story follows Meursault, an indifferent settler in French Algeria, who, weeks after his mother's funeral, kills an unnamed Arab man in Algiers. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative before and after the killing.
Manufacturer: Vintage
Release date: 13 March 1989
ISBN-10 : 0679720200 | ISBN-13: 9780679720201
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