The Stranger by Albert Camus

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."

The 39th 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. - 20th on Waterstone's Books of the Century (LibraryThing)
  6. - 22nd on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  7. - 26th on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  8. - 49th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  9. - 57th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  10. - 63rd on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  11. - 82nd on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  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. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)
  16. - Top 100 Works in World Literature (Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute)
  17. - 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die (The Book)
  18. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  19. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  20. - ZEIT-Bibliothek der 100 Bücher (Die Zeit)
  21. - Världsbiblioteket (The World Library) (Tidningen Boken)
  22. - The New Lifetime Reading Plan (The New Lifetime Reading Plan)
  23. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  24. - Best Books Ever (bookdepository.com)
  25. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  26. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  27. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

Buy This Book

Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Spark Notes The Stranger Paperback 1821202 $39.93 $1.99 2002
Letranger The Stranger (Chinese Edition) Paperback 1153373 $19.48 $8.08 2009
The Stranger by Albert Camus (1989) Paperback Paperback 171167 $10.35 $3.46 1989
The Stranger Paperback 28667 $5.95 $3.99 2019
The Stranger Paperback 5866 $6.40 $0.25 1989
The Stranger V2 Paperback 847428 $57.77 $1.48 1954
The Outsider Mass Market Paperback 2590340 $146.71 $2.16 1974
The Stranger (Chinese Edition) Hardcover 1413691 $10.99 $26.90 2015
The Stranger Paperback 185089 $8.50 $0.63
The Stranger Mass Market Paperback 361487 $8.59 $2.64
The Stranger Kindle Edition 30218 $2.99 2014
The Stranger Paperback 420267 $8.85 $4.13
The Stranger Mass Market Paperback 2264254 $11.43 $2.30
The Stranger Hardcover 2562006 $100.70 $7.25
The Stranger (Vintage International) Kindle Edition 4389 $8.99 2012
Stranger Audio CD 903497 $109.59 $43.31 2005
The Stranger Publisher: Vintage Paperback 747579 $9.10 $3.98
The Stranger Mass Market Paperback 2312810 $4.57 $4.56
The Stranger Publisher: Vintage Paperback 765958 $8.21 $3.69
The Stranger Kindle Edition 39875 $2.99 2014
By Albert Camus: The Stranger Paperback 180723 $8.04 $2.36 1989
The Stranger Paperback 52537 $7.00 2016
The Stranger Paperback 276717 $7.00 2015
The Stranger Paperback 1060618 $9.76 $5.85 2006
The Stranger Hardcover 1016071 $19.99 $1.95 1988
The Stranger - Albert Camus Kindle Edition 155403 $8.00 2014
The Stranger Paperback 651299 $5.50 2016
The Stranger Kindle Edition 27520 $2.99 2014
The Stranger Kindle Edition 43788 2015
L'Étranger (Français): The Stranger (French Edition) Paperback 17090280 $7.00 2016
The Stranger Paperback 158045 $7.00 2015
The Stranger Kindle Edition 59344 $1.50 2014
The Stranger Paperback 1328372 $4.99 $0.98 2010
The Stranger Hardcover 9426139 $17.94
The Stranger Audible Audio Edition 1 $11.95 2005
The Stranger Paperback 506438 $12.10 2015
The Stranger (English Edition) Paperback 163508 $7.00 2016
l'Etranger Hardcover 7134937 $6.08
L'Etranger Mass Market Paperback 12451554 $24.94
Letranger Paperback 15809771 $10.22
Den fremmede [The Stranger] Audible Audio Edition 118975 $21.95 2010
The Stranger Paperback 1460901 $10.25 $2.96
The Stranger: The Graphic Novel Hardcover 1130430 $22.06 2016
The Stranger Hardcover 60133 $9.31 $2.45 1993
The Stranger Paperback 27271 $8.86 $3.70
L'etranger Hardcover 10861346 $39.95
The Stranger Hardcover 937927 $14.56 $2.94 1989
The Stranger Paperback 572707 $6.20 2016
The Stranger. Paperback 3964349 $2.12
Stranger Hardcover 4747587 $20.85 $38.94
The Stranger Mass Market Paperback 9291905 $9.95
Albert Camus's the Stranger (Barron's Book Notes) Paperback 1417579 $108.97 $2.58 1986
The Stranger Hardcover 6538915 $21.05
The Stranger Mass Market Paperback 10371260 $6.75