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The Resource The stranger, Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward

The stranger, Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward

Label
The stranger
Title
The stranger
Statement of responsibility
Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward
Title variation
Outsider
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd". Now in a new American translation, the classic has been given new life for generations to come
Member of
Summary
When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. The apparently amoral Meursault--who puts little stock in ideas like love and God--seems to be on trial less for his murderous actions, and more for what the authorities believe is his deficient character
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
018702
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1960
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Camus, Albert
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • UG
  • High School
  • Upper Grades
  • High School
LC call number
PQ2605.A3734
LC item number
E813 1989
Literary form
novels
Reading level
  • 6.8
  • 8.9
  • 6.8
  • 8.90
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1950 or 1951-1990
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ward, Matthew
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Vintage international
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Reading Counts
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Algeria
  • Murder
  • Algeria
Target audience
adult
Label
The stranger, Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: L'étranger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm18681559
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9780812416695
Lccn
88040378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)18681559
Label
The stranger, Albert Camus ; translated from the French by Matthew Ward
Link
Publication
Note
Translation of: L'étranger
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm18681559
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Vintage International ed.
Extent
123 pages
Isbn
9780812416695
Lccn
88040378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)18681559

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