I first read The Stranger one summer before my senior year of high school, and became enamored with this classic Albert Camus existential novel. I loved the absurdity of it, and unlike my classmates (we read it later that school year for AP English), I found in Mersault a worthy hero with whom I could sympathize.
This cover design is reminiscent of the blinding sun that causes Mersault to act, and the seeming simplicity of the story.
The blurg, from Wikipedia:
The Stranger or The Outsider (L’Étranger) is a novel by Albert Camus published in 1942. Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of existentialism, though Camus did not consider himself an existentialist; in fact, its content explores various philosophical schools of thought, including (most prominently and specifically) absurdism, as well as determinism, nihilism, naturalism, and stoicism.
The title character is Meursault, an Algerian (“a citizen of France domiciled in North Africa, a man…
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