The Outsider (The Stranger).

"In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer": First British Edition of Albert Camus’ Classic Novel The Outsider

The Outsider (The Stranger).

CAMUS, Albert.

$1,250.00

Item Number: 82304

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946.

First British edition of Camus’ first novel and masterpiece, which was translated as The Stranger in the United States. Introduction by Cyril Connolly. Octavo, original cloth. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Bookplate of British poet and publisher Felix Dennis, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Jacket design by Edward Bawden. An exceptional example, uncommon in this condition.

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." With the publication of this first novel L’Etranger, Camus introduced his lifelong attempt to reconcile a philosophy of heroic nihilism with “the ideal of human fraternity” (Encyclopedia of Philosophy). It remains one of the classic works of the twentieth century and Le Monde ranks it as number one on its 100 Books of the Century.

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