The Stranger

The Stranger

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in English in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward....

DownloadRead Online
Title:The Stranger
Author:Albert Camus
Rating:
Genres:Philosophy
ISBN:L’Étranger
Edition Language
English
Characters
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:123 pages pages

The Stranger Reviews

  • karen
    Apr 08, 2007
    THIS MAN'S MOM DIES HE FEELS NOTHING. ...
  • Trevor
    Jun 28, 2008
    I don?t know what to do with these stars anymore. I give stars to books and then I think, ?god, you give five stars to everything, people will think you are terribly undiscriminating? ? so then I give four stars or even three stars to some books. Then I look back and it turns o...
  • Ryan R
    May 22, 2008
    The book is simply written and a rather quick read, but the depth Camus manages to convey through this simplicity is astounding. I think a problem a lot of people have with this book is that they fail to look beyond the whole "what is the meaning of life" message. While an interesting ...
  • Elyse
    Jul 02, 2017
    I just finished reading this famous - classic story. All this time I had no idea what it was about. What an interesting little book. I enjoyed reading in the same way that I have "Siddartha", by Herman Hesse, or "The Alchemist", by Paulo Coelho. It's a brilliant small book - ...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 28, 2008
    579. L'etramger = The Outsider, Albert Camus ?????: ??????? ???????: ???? ????? ???????????: (????? ??????? ????? ?????? ??????? ???????? ??? ????? ??? ????? ????? ????? ???? ??...
  • Danny
    Dec 01, 2007
    The Stranger is considered by many to be one of the most important philosophical novels of the 20th Century. In most college courses on Existentialism (a philosophy which holds that human beings create the meaning and essence of their own lives) The Stranger is usually the first thing ...
  • Chris
    May 05, 2008
    If every few words of praise I?ve seen for ?The Stranger? over my lifetime materialized into small chunks of rock in space, there?d be enough sh!t to conjure up the Oort Cloud. Much like this distant collection of debris bordering the outer solar system, I can?t really compre...
  • Madeleine
    May 18, 2012
    I was so amped about this book when I tore through it a few weeks ago; alas, in that yawning chasm of time between then and when I first sat down to start this review (as opposed to this most recent effort -- I think at least my fourth?), I found that I?d forgotten a lot of the speci...
  • Petra X
    Jun 01, 2014
    Mersault, a twenty-something clerk of great intelligence but no ambition, little expressed emotion and the attitude of why bother changing or making a choice, there's nothing wrong with the status quo. But if pushed, by his girlfriend into marriage he will go along with it. Or whe his ...
  • Mohsin Maqbool
    May 28, 2013
    The eye-catching front along with back cover of the copy of "The Stranger" (aka "The Outsider") which I read in 1999. I FOUND the book to be a lot more different than anything else I have ever read. Its opening line: "Mother died today. Or yesterday maybe, I don't know." Then Albe...
  • فهد الفهد
    May 28, 2011
    ?????? ??? ??? ???? ??????? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ???? ?? ????? ????? ????? ?? ????? ???? ??? ?????? ????????? ???? ?????? ????? ??...
  • Ian "Marvin" Graye
    Feb 23, 2011
    If You Exist "The Stranger" dramatises the issues at the heart of existentialism. The same issues are probably at the heart of life, whether or not you believe in a god. Being Judged It's interesting that there has been a crime and now Meursault is being "judged". The ju...
  • Lyn
    Jan 31, 2014
    The Stranger was first published by Albert Camus in the original French in 1942. I cannot help comparing the hollowness, the emptiness in Meursault?s soul to the soldier in Hemingway?s short story ?Soldier's Home?. But in that story, Hemingway describes a change from the wa...
  • Jeremy
    Jan 14, 2013
    Writing about your favourite and the most influential single book of your life?not that that means anything?is a little like staring into the sun, the same sun here in an Australian suburb as that of an Algerian beach: so I shall squint, if you don?t mind. Firstly, Sandra ...
  • s.p
    Sep 24, 2011
    ?It was like knocking four quick times on the door of unhappiness.? Even if we exist in a world devoid of meaning, why is it that our actions still bear so much weight? The crime and punishment of Nobel Prize winning author Albert Camus? academically canonized The Stranger dep...
  • Jim Fonseca
    Oct 07, 2017
    A short review because there are so many other good reviews of this classic. When I first read this eons ago, I assumed ?the stranger? was the Arab man that the main character kills on the beach. (It?s set in Algeria.) Not so. Meursault, the main character, is a man witho...
  • Huda Yahya
    Feb 27, 2012
    Aujourd'hui, maman est morte. Ou peut-tre hier, je ne sais pas. ?????? ?? ????? ?? ???? ??? ?? ?????? ?????? ?????? ?????????? ??? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ??? ???? ???? ???? ??? ??...
  • Gaurav
    Nov 01, 2017
    The Outsider Albert Camus In spite of my willingness to accept this glaring certainty, I simply couldn't. Because, in reality, from the moment judgement was passed, the evidence my sentence was based on seemed ridiculously out of proportion to its inevitable conclusion. ...
  • Sanjay Gautam
    May 30, 2014
    It came as something quite shocking which left me dazed for days. I don't consider myself worthy enough to review this book because I won't be doing justice to this book, at all. This book has left me in a certain distress with so many questions to ponder upon. And sometimes I think if...
  • Orsodimondo
    Jul 05, 2015
    LA DOLCE INDIFFERENZA DEL MONDO Gi l?incipit memorabile: Oggi la mamma morta. O forse ieri, non so. Ho ricevuto un telegramma dall?ospizio: ?Madre deceduta. Funerali domani. Distinti saluti.? Questo non dice nulla: stato forse ieri. Il film di Visconti de...
  • Lynne King
    Aug 18, 2013
    Albert Camus rightly deserves his place in history as a Nobel Laureate and the following statement made in 1957 when he was awarded this prize in Literature says it all: ?For his important literary production, which with clear-sighted earnestness illuminates the problems of the ...
  • Jr Bacdayan
    Apr 12, 2013
    The Stranger by Albert Camus, though quite regarded by many as a great philosophical/existentialist novel (I'm gonna be a non-conformist here.) is not quite right for me. I'm really quite at odds here. Before anything else, I would like to state that I was rather pleased with the first...
  • Dolors
    Jun 01, 2013
    My first encounter with Camus and with the stranger that had been hiding inadvertently within me during all these years left me quite perplexed. Is the title of Camus?s novel that obvious? Who is truly ?The Stranger? here? The disenchanted narrator of a story with no real plotlin...
  • Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος   Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο   Αμούν Arnum
    Jun 25, 2016
    ????? ??? ??????,?????????,????? ??? ???????????? "????" ??? ????????? ????. ??? ???????? ????? ??? ??? ??????? ?? ??????? ??????? ??? ??? ???????? ?? ??????...
  • Glenn Russell
    Apr 26, 2015
    Albert Camus? 1942 classic. Here are the opening lines: ?Mother died today Or, maybe, yesterday; I can?t be sure. The telegram from the Home says: YOUR MOTHER PASSED AWAY. FUNERAL TOMORROW. DEEP SYMPATHY.? A telegram, not a personal phone call or someone on staff from the o...
  • Carmen
    Jun 01, 2014
    I didn't feel anything except that he was beginning to annoy me. Well, this book was fucking amazing. It's smart, short, quick, and funny. I'd highly recommend it to anyone. BASIC STORY This book is about an autistic man who ends up on trial for murder. THOUGHTS Camus famo...
  • Franco  Santos
    Apr 17, 2015
    Hace rato que tena ganas de leer este libro de Camus. De seguro leer los dems pronto. El extranjero es una mirada punzante al absurdo existencial a travs de un extrao en propia tierra que, indiferente, niega su ser a fin de que la muerte sea algo ya contemplado. Una manera...
  • Nishat
    Aug 01, 2016
    L'tranger is an exemplary work of literary art presenting an amalgam of apathy and humanity, in such a manner that is paradoxical, yet profoundly fulfilling. This laudable writing explores the numerous possibilities of human life while acknowledging its absurdities. Albert Camus b...
  • Councillor
    Feb 13, 2016
    It is almost impossible to describe Camus' The Stranger to people who haven't read this book yet. L'tranger is so unlike many other novels with philosophical themes that you can easily see why it has received its position among books people say everyone should read once in their life...
  • Luca Ambrosino
    Apr 25, 2016
    English (The Stranger) / Italiano "The Stranger" was suggested to me by the protagonist of another book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. Actually, many books are cited in "The Perks of being a Wallflower", but "The Stranger" is the book that intrigued more the pr...