New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American edition. A Fine copy of the book in a just about Fine dust jacket with niggling wear at the spine ends and front flap fold; one half-inch closed tear on the rear panel without loss. Easily the cleanest copy of this edition that we have come across.
Camus’ groundbreaking debut novel, first published in French in 1942, follows the story of the emotionally cold and uncaring Meursault, who cryptically shoots and kills an Arab on a beach. This incredibly influential novel is thought to typify Camus’ idea of the absurdness of man’s condition, a theme which runs throughout his works. Camus, of course, would be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, the first African-born winner of the prize. “Camus' brilliantly told story of controlled despair...” (Contemporary New York Times Review). Fine in about Fine dust jacket. (Item #1074)
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