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The stranger
Camus, Albert, 1913-1960.
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Étranger. English
First Vintage International edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Vintage International, 1989.

Physical Description:
vii, 123 pages ; 21 cm
A young Algerian, Meursault, afflicted with a sort of aimless inertia, becomes embroiled in the petty intrigues of a local pimp and, somewhat inexplicably, ends up killing a man. Once he's imprisoned and eventually brought to trial, his crime, it becomes apparent, is not so much the arguably defensible murder he has committed as it is his deficient character. 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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Translation of: L'étranger.
Reading Level:
880 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.8 6.0 5997.

Reading Counts RC High School 8.9 6 Quiz: 11009 Guided reading level: NR.
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