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The Myth of Sisyphus
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings y...

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The Stranger
by Albert Camus ~ Hardback

In the story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus was exploring what he termed the nakedness of man faced with the absurd. Now in a new American translation, the classic has been given new life for generations to come.

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The Plague (Popular Penguins)
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

The townspeople of Oran are in the grip of a deadly plague, which condemns its victims to a horrifying death. Fear, isolation and claustrophobia follow as they are forced into quarantine, each responding in their own way to the lethal bacillus: some resign themselves to fate, some seek blame and a f...

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The Myth Of Sisyphus
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Influenced by Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, The Myth of Sisyphus presents a meditation on suicide; the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning. With lyrical eloquence, Albert Camus, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, brilliantly posits a way out of despair...

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The Outsider
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback
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The Outsider is an enduring classic of existential writing by Albert Camus. 'Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know.' Meursault is different. He will not lie. He will not pretend. He is true to himself. So when his mother dies and he is unmoved, he refuses to do the proper thing and gri...

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The Stranger
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback
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Through 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 BiographyBorn in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus pub...

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The Rebel
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback
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"The Rebel" is Camus's attempt to understand the time 'I live in' and a brilliant essay on the nature of human revolt. Published in 1951, it makes a daring critique of communism, how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It questions two events held sacre...

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The Plague
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing'. It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in their thousands. When the rats are all gone, the citizens begin to fall sick. Like the rats, t...

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The First Man
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

THE FIRST MAN offers an incredibly moving account of Camus' poverty-stricken childhood in Algeria, the love of his silent mother, and the remarkable figure of an old schoolteacher who saved him from ignorance. Camus was working on a manuscript version of the book when he was killed in a car acident ...

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The Myth of Sisyphus
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback
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The summation of the existentialist philosophy threaded throughout all his writing, Albert Camus' "The Myth of Sisyphus" is translated by Justin O'Brien with an introduction by James Wood in "Penguin Classics". In this profound and moving philosophical statement, Camus poses the fundamental question...

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Create Dangerously
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

To create today is to create dangerously. Any publication is an act, and that act exposes one to the passions of an age that forgives nothing' Camus's powerful essay, which is as important today as ever, argues against 'art for art's sake', while his Nobel Prize speech brilliantly sets out his visi...

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Create Dangerously
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

"To create today means to create dangerously. Every publication is a deliberate act, and that act makes us vulnerable to the passions of a century that forgives nothing." In 1957, Nobel Prize-winning philosopher Albert Camus gave a speech entitled "Create Dangerously," effectively a call to arms fo...

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The Outsider
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

'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 sim...

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Neither Victims Nor Executioners
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

Endorsements: "The reissue of Camus' seminal essay, 'Neither Victims nor Executioners,' could hardly be more timely. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the hideous march to oblivion goes on apace. America is ironically reversing the ethic proposed by Camus' title. American adventuring, playing the part of omn...

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The Fall
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights he regales a chance acquaintance with his story. From this successful former lawyer and seemingly model citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. "The Fall" (1956) is a brilli...

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Stranger
by Albert Camus ~ Book

Through 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.

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L'etranger
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

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The Outsider
by Albert Camus ~ Hardback

Set in Camus'' native Algeria, this story cen tres around Meursault. The young French-Algerian leads an ap parently unremarkable bachelor life until his involvment in a violent incident calls into question the fundamental value s of society '

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Plague, Fall, Exile And The Kingdom And Selected Essays
by Albert Camus ~ Hardback
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Once overshadowed by Sartre, Camus has proved the more durable of the two most celebrated French writer-philosophers of the last century. This collection of his work makes the reasons for his survival self-evident. In prose of bleak but piercing clarity, Camus cuts to the heart of each story he tell...

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The Plague
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Author BiographyBorn in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger--now one of the most widely read novels of this century--in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

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The Stranger
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Meursault attends his mother's funeral. A few days later, he kills an Arab man in French Algiers, who was involved in a conflict with a friend. Meursault is tried and sentenced to death. The story is divided into two parts, presenting Meursault's first-person narrative view before and after the murd...

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Algerian Chronicles
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

More than fifty years after Algerian independence, Albert Camus' Algerian Chronicles appears here in English for the first time. Published in France in 1958, the same year the Algerian War brought about the collapse of the Fourth French Republic, it is one of Camus' most political works--an explorat...

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Camus at Combat
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Paris is firing all its ammunition into the August night. Against a vast backdrop of water and stone, on both sides of a river awash with history, freedom's barricades are once again being erected. Once again justice must be redeemed with men's blood. Albert Camus (1913-1960) wrote these words in Au...

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The Plague
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

During the 1940s a plague descends on the Algerian town of Oran. Like the German occupation of France in the second world war, this plague too brings its terror while also inspiring a courageous resistance. But the plague is more than a parable. It is also a tale of natural calamity: a slaughter as ...

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The Fall
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

Author BiographyBorn in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger--now one of the most widely read novels of this century--in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.

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El Extranjero/El Mito del Sisifo
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

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Le premier homme
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

'Le Premier Homme' is a novel about Algeria, the relationship between the men and the land, and between Algerian French and Algerian Arab. It is a novel where the central character, Jacques Cormery, is of course Albert Camus himself.

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Happy Death
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

In 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 t...

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Notebooks, 1942-1951
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

From 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 appr...

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L'homme revolte
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

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The First Man
by Albert Camus ~ Hardback

A visually arresting adaptation of Albert Camus's masterful biographical novel that offers a new graphic interpretation for the next generation of readers. This new illustrated of Camus's final novel tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like Camus's own. This stunning, f...

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First Man
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Camus 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. Pub...

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Caligula
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

History / Characters: 18 males, 2 femalesScenery: Exterior Caligula explores the absolutism of power and the catastrophe of tyranny. Caesar summons his council, whose first thought is of taxes. Very well, says Caesar, if taxes are more important than human hearts, he may safely kill without conscie...

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L'Etranger
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

L'Etranger has the force and fascination of myth. The outwardly simple narrative of an office clerk who kills an Arab, 'a cause du soleil', and finds himself condemned to death for moral insensibility becomes, in Camus's hands, a powerful image of modern man's impatience before Christian philosophy ...

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Exile and the Kingdom
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

The stories of Exile and the Kingdom explore the dilemma of being an outsider - even in one's own country - and of allegiance. With intense power and lyricism, Camus evokes beautiful but harsh landscapes, whether the shimmering deserts of his native Algeria or the wild, mysterious jungles of Brazil....

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A Happy Death
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

Is it possible to die a happy death? This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experi...

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The Sea Close by
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback

Part of the Penguin Classics campaign celebrating 100 years of Albert Camus, 'A Sea Close By' reveals the writer as a sensual witness of landscapes, the sea and sailing. It is a light, summery day-dream. Accompanying 'The Sea Close By' is the essay 'Summer in Algiers', a lovesong to his Mediterranea...

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Notebooks, 1935-1942
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

From 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 appr...

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Lyrical and Critical Essays
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

"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 ...

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Resistance, Rebellion & Death
by Albert Camus ~ Paperback / softback

In 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 t...

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