London: Hamish Hamilton (1946), 1946. First English language edition. Hardcover. 103 pp. Bound in grey-green cloth with gold lettering on the spine. Price of 6s. net on front flap of jacket. First edition in English and Camus' first English publication. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Introduction by Cyril Connolly. Ahearn Collected Books, 157 (4th ed.). Published in France as L’Étranger in 1942, this novel was number one on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century. Widely regarded as a classic of twentieth-century literature, Camus' novel is the first of several novels he wrote that explore the notion of the absurd within a fictional context, in contrast to the more direct and thorough examination of this notion in his philosophical essays. Camus won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957. A beautiful copy of this important book, Camus' best-known and most acclaimed novel. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #00008149
Near Fine book with name of previous owner written on free front endpaper in a Near Fine dust jacket with very slight wear to the edges of the spine panel and a minuscule chip to the bottom of the rear panel.