The Outsider (Paperback)
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The Outsider (Paperback)

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Published: 30/07/2020
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'One of those books that marks a reader's life indelibly' William Boyd

'A compelling, dreamlike fable' Guardian

In The Outsider, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses to conform to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others. And when he commits a random act of violence on a sun-drenched beach near Algiers, his lack of remorse compounds his guilt in the eyes of society and the law. Yet he is as much a victim as a criminal.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241458853
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 80 g
Dimensions: 178 x 110 x 12 mm


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Probably no European writer of his time left so deep a mark on the imagination —Conor Cruise O'Brien

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“Incredible - but read The Myth of Sisyphus first!”

By chance I picked up both The Outsider (interested by the famous opening line) and The Myth of Sisyphus together, and read Sisyphus (a book of essays regarding the meaning of life, the absurd man and suicide) first.... More

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“Camus's masterpiece”

Camus conveys a profound experience of the ordinary man. In fact, such is the deep normality of Meursault that brands him as extraordinary. This is a deeply reflective work of the human experience and purpose that I... More

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“Camus has done it again”

This book is short in length but packed full of philosophical meaning, and captivated me from beginning to end. A true classic

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