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The bed hadn't been made and the room was dirty. He began by lighting a
paraffin lamp; then fumbled in his pocket and produced a rather grimy bandage,
which he wrapped round his right hand. I asked him what the trouble was. He told
No, I didn't want to see the chaplain. . . . Then I did something I hadn't done for
quite a while; I fell to thinking about Marie. She hadn't written for ages; probably, I
surmised, she had grown tired of being the mistress of a man sentenced to death.
I'd acted thus, and I hadn't acted otherwise; I hadn't done x, whereas I had done y
or z. And what did that mean? That, all the time, I'd been waiting for this present
moment, for that dawn, tomorrow's or another day's, which was to justify me.
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The Stranger by Albert Camus 1946 4.0 / 5.0 'The Stranger' is considered a classic novel by French author, Albert Camus. Philosophical, this book explores the absurdity of the world, and profound ... Read full review
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This is an absurd story, which is written in a choppy matter of fact style. The author attempts to make jest at religion, justice, and life. He makes some points regarding the inevitability of death ... Read full review