The Stranger by Albert Camus

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Since it was first published in English, in 1946, Albert Camus's extraordinary first novel, The Stranger (L'Etranger), has had a profound impact on millions of American readers. Through this 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."

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The 32nd greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - 4th on Top 100 World Literature Titles (Perfection Learning)
  3. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  4. - 10th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  5. - 22nd on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  6. - 26th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  7. - 49th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  8. - 57th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  9. - 63rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  10. - 82nd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  11. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)
  12. - The 100 Best Books in the World (AbeBooks.de (in German))
  13. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  14. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  15. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  16. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  17. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  18. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  19. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  20. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  21. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  22. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  23. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  24. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  25. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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