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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The warden went on talking, but I didn't pay much attention. Finally he said:- "
Now, I suppose you'd like to see your mother?" I rose without replying, and he led
the way to the door. As we were going down the stairs he explained: "I've had the
Albert Camus, Stuart Gilbert. permission to attend the funeral. But, on our medical
officer's advice, I forbade him to sit up beside the body last night." For some time
we sat there without speaking. Then the warden got up and went to the window.
The warden and myself came next, and, bringing up the rear, old Perez and the
nurse. The sky was already a blaze of light, and the air stoking up rapidly. I felt
the first waves of heat lapping my back, and my dark suit made things worse.
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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