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Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality. 

Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger - now one of the most widely read novels of this century - in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957.

©1956, 1984 Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (P)2018 Recorded Books

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Take the leap of faith

Each word is masterfully written with an apparent or eventual purpose, read carefully and ironically.

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It is Camus

It is difficult to be critical of anything written by Camus. Though artfully done this is my least favorite of his works.

Again, it is artfully done. But, it is a first person narrative by a character I would describe as a boar.

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not my kind of book

Wasn't the usual type of story I listen to. just couldn't get into it.

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Wonderful narration

The performance is absolutely astounding. I am enamored with the passion of the narrator who so eloquently tells the story with such skill and consistently.

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This book will destroy you.

An incredible book that absolutely no one should read.

You will never be the same.

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Thought provoking

Good book to get yo know the classic author. beautiful prose. I think it would have been easier to follow the story reading rather than listening as there are underlying philosophical truths. However it is read well and it is a monologue of someone telling another his story.

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Great essay on moral superiority

This is a one-sided conversation in Amsterdam between two practicers of law. It's a short, wonderful summary of the vanity of moral superiority and all shapes it can take.