The First Man by Albert Camus

Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. Published thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the car accident that killed Camus, The First Man is the brilliant consummation of the life and work of one of the 20th century's greatest novelists. Translated from the French by David Hapgood. "The First Man is perhaps the most honest book Camus ever wrote, and the most sensual...Camus is...writing at the depth of his powers...It is a work of genius."--The New Yorker "Fascinating...The First Man helps put all of Camus's work into a clearer perspective and brings into relief what separates him from the more militant literary personalities of his day...Camus's voice has never been more personal."--New York Times Book Review

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The 1034th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 13th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
The First Man (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 235795 $7.99 2012
The First Man Hardcover 934290 $5.72 $0.01 1995
The First Man (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) Paperback 3407294 $1.99
The First Man Audio CD 6265266 $27.94 2020
The First Man Paperback 6929515 $513.89 $0.73
The First Man (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2869202 $8.54 $6.04 2001
The First Man Paperback 143065 $7.33 $0.17 1996
El Primer Hombre/The First Man (Coleccion Andanzas) Paperback 3111071 $28.20 $9.27 2002
El Primer Hombre (Spanish Edition) Paperback 9467699 $17.83 $17.90
El Primer Hombre / The First Man (Fabula) (Spanish Edition) (MAXI) Paperback 6743664 $24.25 1997
By Albert Camus The First Man (1st First Edition) [Hardcover] Hardcover 1143953 $24.29 $14.38 1995