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Albert Camus

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Born 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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Caligula and Three Other Plays

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1962
Price: $11.16

Also includes The Misunderstanding, State of Siege, and The Just Assassins. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Read more >
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Caligula and Three Other Plays

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $10.99

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Exile and the Kingdom

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Exile and the Kingdom

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $15.00

These six stories display Albert Camus at the height of his powers. From a variety of masterfully rendered perspectives and tones, they depict people at decisive moments of revelation. A wife betrays her huband to give herself to the desert night. A renegade missionary is brutally converted to the worship of... Read more >
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The Fall

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $13.95

Mordant, brilliant, elegantly styled, The Fall is a novel of the conscience of modern man in the face of evil. In a seedy bar in Amsterdam, Clamence, an expatriate Frenchman, indulges in a calculated confession. He recalls his past life as a respected Parisian lawyer, a champion of noble causes, and... Read more >
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The Fall

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $9.99

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The First Man

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 6, 1996
Price: $16.00

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... Read more >
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The First Man

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Happy Death

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $15.00

Camus wrote A Happy Death, his first novel, when he was in his early twenties. In it Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. He also revealed himself to an extent that he never would... Read more >
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Happy Death

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $9.99

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Lyrical and Critical Essays

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 1970
Price: $16.00

Edited by Philip Thody, translated by Ellen Conroy Kennedy.

"Here now, for the first time in a complete English translation, we have Camus' 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... Read more >
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The Myth of Sisyphus
And Other Essays
Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $14.95

The Myth of Sisyphus and Other Essays is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. With lyric eloquence, Camus brilliantly posits a way out of despair, reaffirming the value of personal existence, and the possibility of life lived with dignity and authenticity. Translated by Justin O'Brien. Read more >
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The Myth of Sisyphus
And Other Essays
Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Plague, The Fall, Exile and the Kingdom, and Selected Essays

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Hardcover, 696 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $25.00

From one of the most brilliant and influential thinkers of the twentieth century–two novels, six short stories, and a pair of essays in a single volume. In both his essays and his fiction, Albert Camus (1913—1960) de-ployed his lyric eloquence in defense against despair, providing an affirmation of the brave assertion... Read more >

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The Plague

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 7, 1991
Price: $14.95

In Oran, a coastal town in North Africa, the plague begins as a series of portents, unheeded by the people. It gradually becomes an omnipresent reality, obliterating all traces of the past and driving its victims to almost unearthly extremes of suffering, madness and compassion. The Plague is at once a... Read more >
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The Plague

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

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The Rebel
An Essay on Man in Revolt
Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 1, 1992
Price: $14.95

Camus' major essay on the nature and origins of rebellion demonstrates how revolution, by its very nature, inevitably leads to a new tyranny.  For Camus, the urge to rebel is manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout... Read more >
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The Rebel
An Essay on Man in Revolt
Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
Essays
Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 31, 2012
Price: $11.99

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Resistance, Rebellion, and Death
Essays
Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 29, 1995
Price: $15.00

In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957, Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." In these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his commitment to history's victims, from the fallen maquis... Read more >
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The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 23, 1993
Price: $18.00

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The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $12.95

Through this story of an ordinary man who unwittingly gets drawn into a senseless murder on a sun-drenched Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed "the nakedness of man faced with the absurd."  Now, in an illuminating new American translation by Matthew Ward, extraordinary for its exactitude and clarity, the original intent... Read more >
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The Stranger

Written by Albert Camus


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 2012
Price: $9.99

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