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The Stranger Paperback – 1 Mar 1989

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Product details

  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books; 1st Vintage International edition (Mar. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0679720200
  • ISBN-13: 978-0679720201
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (168 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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" "The Stranger" is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward's translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus's stoical anti-hero and - devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity." - from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

"From the Hardcover edition."

“"The Stranger" is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward’s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus’s stoical anti-hero and ­devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity.” –from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

"From the Hardcover edition."

""The Stranger" is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward's translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus's stoical anti-hero and -devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity." -from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

"The Stranger" is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus s stoical anti-hero and devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity. from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie"

The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward s translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus s stoical anti-hero and devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity. from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie"

"The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward's translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus's stoical anti-hero and -devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity." -from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

-The Stranger is a strikingly modern text and Matthew Ward's translation will enable readers to appreciate why Camus's stoical anti-hero and -devious narrator remains one of the key expressions of a postwar Western malaise, and one of the cleverest exponents of a literature of ambiguity.- -from the Introduction by Peter Dunwoodie

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Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd." First published in 1946; now in a new translation by Matthew Ward.

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This book opens with Ellie unexpectedly witnessing the death of her husband in a car accident. Reeling from this and coming to terms with evidence he was cheating on her, Ellie must face the fact she doesn't know him as well as she thought she did. Then she meets Luca, a Romanian who she asks to help work on her property. But a stranger in a small village faces small minds and idle gossip.
I loved the premise, the story and the writing. Eloquent prose and a beautiful story. I also loved the backdrop of the refugee crisis and what people are suffering. The Stranger is a study of grief and love, and understanding that you don't have to know somebody to know they are inherently good.
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Great book but dire translation. Was it done by a machine?
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A book that could not be put down . I have read this book over the weekend and was unable to stop reading. Well written and great story.
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Nothing special about this book.
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Very yellow on the edges and smells musty.
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Glad to have found an excellent new author!
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The Stranger is one of Camus most wonderful books but this translation is abominable! The Stuart Gilbert translation is far superior!
For some reason This translator found it nessasary to Americanize the text! He has an absurd reason for doing so but believe me Camus is a EUROPEAN!
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I haven't finished reading Saskia Sarginson's The Stranger yet but I am enjoying reading it. It is well written and a good story. I find that I do want to know what happens next. I would like to say something about the Customer Reviews. I am surprised that no one seems to have noticed that a good number of the reviews are actually about Camus' The Stranger. When I was reading the reviews in order to decide whether to buy the book I was surprised by the very different story lines I was reading. Fortunately I have read Camus The Stranger, albeit a long time ago and see how the mistake came to be made. However, What is surprising was that it has not been picked up by reviewers, though I didn't read them all or some one at Amazon or perhaps the author. Don't be put off though if you are thinking of getting this book. It is a good read.
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