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Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook You

Our list of some of the best Albert Camus books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

The Stranger (1989)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouThrough 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.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Matthew Ward

The Plague (1991)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouA haunting tale of human resilience in the face of unrelieved horror, Camus’ novel about a bubonic plague ravaging the people of a North African coastal town is a classic of twentieth-century literature.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert

The Fall (1991)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouElegantly styled, Camus’ profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer’s confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Justin O’Brien

The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt (1992)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouBy one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man’s timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history.
Author(s): Albert Camus

Resistance, Rebellion, and Death: Essays (1995)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouIn the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer “cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it.” And in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history’s victims, from the fallen maquis of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War.
Author(s): Albert Camus

A Happy Death (1995)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouIn his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction.
Author(s): Albert Camus

A Life Worth Living: Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning (2016)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouIn his Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Albert Camus declared that a writer’s duty is twofold: “the refusal to lie about what one knows and the resistance against oppression.” These twin obsessions help explain something of Camus’ remarkable character, which is the overarching subject of this sympathetic and lively book.
Author(s): Robert Zaretsky

Lyrical and Critical Essays (1970)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook You“Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus’s three little volumes of essays, plus a selection of his critical comments on literature and his own place in it. As might be expected, the main interest of these writings is that they illuminate new facets of his usual subject matter.”—The New York Times Book Review   “A new single work for American readers that stands among the very finest.”—The Nation
Author(s): Albert Camus , Philip Thody, et al.

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays (1961)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook Youthe myth of sisyphus and other essays is one of albert camus’ most famous published works. it is a must read for anyone interested in philosophy and a must own for all students of life.
Author(s): Camus, Albert; O’Brien, Justin (translator)

Exile and the Kingdom: “The Adulterous Woman”; “The Renegade”; “The Silent Men”; “The Guest”; “The Artist” (Penguin Modern Classics) by Camus, Albert (2002) Paperback ()

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The First Man (1996)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouCamus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father’s death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy’s attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother.
Author(s): Albert Camus

Modern Classics Outsider (Penguin Modern Classics) (2006)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouMeursault leads an apparently unremarkable bachelor life in Algiers until he commits a random act of violence. His lack of emotion and failure to show remorse only serve to increase his guilt in the eyes of the law, and challenges the fundamental values of society a set of rules so binding that any person breaking them is condemned as an outsider. For Meursault, this is an insult to his reason and a betrayal of his hopes; for Camus it encapsulates the absurdity of life.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Joseph Laredo

The Outsider (2013)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook You‘My mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don’t know.’ In The Outsider (1942), his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses to conform to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions simply to satisfy the expectations of others.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Sandra Smith

Notebooks, 1935-1942 (Volume 1) (2010)

 Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook YouFrom 1935 until his death, Albert Camus kept a series of notebooks to sketch out ideas for future works, record snatches of conversations and excerpts from books he was reading, and jot down his reflections on death and the horror of war, his feelings about women and loneliness and art, and his appreciations for the Algerian sun and sea.
Author(s): Albert Camus, Philip Thody

Best Albert Camus Books That Will Hook You

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Travels in the Americas: Notes and Impressions of a New World (The France Chicago Collection)

Author(s): Albert Camus, Alice Kaplan (editor)
ID: 3710887, Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2023, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Speaking Out: Lectures and Speeches, 1937-1958

Author(s): Albert Camus
ID: 3215562, Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Albert Camus and the Human Crisis

Author(s): Robert E. Meagher
ID: 3389031, Publisher: Pegasus Books, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: epub

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