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The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger

by Albert Camus

Title Details

Unabridged Edition
Running Time
3 Hrs. 27 Min.
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  4.5  Stars Based on 4 ratings


Albert Camus' The Stranger is one of the most widely read novels in the world, with millions of copies sold. It stands as perhaps the greatest existentialist tale ever conceived, and is certainly one of the most important and influential books ever produced. Now, for the first time, this revered masterpiece is available as an unabridged audio production.

When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. The apparently amoral Meursault, who puts little stock in ideas like love and God, seems to be on trial less for his murderous actions, and more for what the authorities believe is his deficient character.

This remarkable translation by Matthew Ward has been considered the definitive English version since its original publication. It unlocks the prose as no other English version has, allowing the listener to soak up the richness of Camus' ideas.

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Reviewer LOLDavid
 February 17, 2006
This was a good translation and narration of Albert Camus' "The Stranger". It was very easy to follow and I was expecting its existential revelations to be a little more profound. I suppose its lash against established religion, traditional values, and the machine of justice was a little more shocking at the time of its publication than it is now when most people are already indifferent to these traditions and institutions. The story is entertaining enough and for anyone looking for a literary introduction to atheistic existential philosophy it's a good start.

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  • Published: 2002
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: T014936
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