Meursault, an ordinary little clerk living in Algiers, leads a quiet and unemotional life. He commits a senseless murder and is convicted, his lack of emotion toward his mother's death weighing against him. As he contemplates his execution, he considers the value of life and is on the verge of exhibiting feeling.
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... my window. A group of girls came by, walking arm in arm. The young men
under my window swerved so as to brush against them, and 29 1 !' . ' shouted
humorous remarks, which made 28.
Marie, who hadn't followed his remarks, asked, "What is it?" I explained that those
Arabs across the way had a grudge against Raymond. She insisted on our going
at once. Then Raymond laughed, and squared his shoulders.- The young lady ...
... our matinee at the pictures where a Fernandel film was showing, and finally my
return with Marie to my rooms I didn't quite follow his remarks at first, as he kept
on mentioning "the prisoner's mistress," whereas for me she was just "Marie.
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I wasn't sure what to think when I first started reading this. It initially didn't feel worthy of the fuss, but as it enters the second part, it becomes a book that makes you think. Why are some ... Read full review
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Spoiler alert! Not that it matters anyway, but don’t read this review if you don’t already know how it all ends. The Stranger is a perfect book, with a flawed philosophy. Camus is a liar. If he really ... Read full review