Albert Camus

The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays

The Plague, the Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays

Albert Camus

Brings together a collection of the Nobel Prize-winning writer's novels, short stories, and essays, including The Plague, a tale of survival and resilience in the face of a devastating epidemic, and The Fall, in which a French...

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Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

Albert Camus: From the Absurd to Revolt

John Foley

Argues that the coherence of Camus' thought can best be understood through a thorough understanding of the concepts of 'the absurd' and 'revolt' as well as the relation between them. This book includes a discussion of Camus'...

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The Outsider

The Outsider

Albert Camus

Meursault is different. He will not lie. He will not pretend. He is true to himself. So when his mother dies and he is unmoved, he refuses to do the proper thing and grieve. Returning to Algiers after the funeral, he carries on...

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The Stranger

The Stranger

Albert Camus, Matthew Ward

Story of a man who commits a pointless murder, in which the author asks if there is a God or just a cold indifferent universe.

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The Plague

The Plague

Albert Camus, Tony Judt, Robin Buss

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a swift and horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine. This title tells the story of...

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The Plague

The Plague

Albert Camus, Tony Judt

'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.' It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When...

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The Fall

The Fall

Albert Camus, Robin Buss

Offers a portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, this novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - and our innocence that, once...

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Exile and the Kingdom: Stories

Exile and the Kingdom: Stories

Albert Camus, Carol Cosman

Explores the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance. This book evokes beautiful but harsh landscapes, whether the shimmering deserts of author's native Algeria or the wild, mysterious jungles...

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The First Man

The First Man

Albert Camus, David Hapgood, Catherine Camus

The 'first man' is Jacques Cormery, whose poverty-stricken childhood in Algiers is made bearable by his love for his silent and illiterate mother, and by the teacher who transforms his view of the world. This book gives profound...

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus

Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? In this book, the author argues if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. It also...

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The Plague

The Plague

Albert Camus

A haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus' novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.

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A Happy Death

A Happy Death

Albert Camus, Richard Howard, Jean Sarocchi

Is it possible to die a happy death? This title tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally...

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The Myth of Sisyphus

The Myth of Sisyphus

Albert Camus, Justin O'Brien, James Wood

Is life worth living? If human existence holds no significance, what can keep us from suicide? In this book, the author argues if there is no God to give meaning to our lives, humans must take on that purpose themselves. It also...

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The Rebel

The Rebel

Albert Camus, Olivier Todd, Anthony Bower

An essay on the nature of human revolt, this book makes a critique of communism, how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It also questions two events held sacred by the left wing, the...

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