The Outsider [aka The Stranger] by Albert Camus [U.K. PENGUIN PAPERBACK / 1966]
The Outsider [aka The Stranger] by Albert Camus
RARE U.K. PAPERBACK  PENGUIN BOOKS
Vintage UK paperback printing.
Excellent reading copy w/ some sticker damage to back cover. Binding is tight and inside pages appear like new and unread w/ the exception of page tanning and a name written on page inside cover.
Meursault will not pretend. After the death of his mother, everyone is shocked when he shows no sadness. And when he commits a random act of violence in Algiers, society is baffled. Why would this seemingly law-abiding bachelor do such a thing? And why does he show no remorse even when it could save his life? His refusal to satisfy the feelings of others only increases his guilt in the eyes of the law. Soon Meursault discovers that he is being tried not simply for his crime, but for his lack of emotion - a reaction that condemns him for being 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.