New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993.
xxxv, 117 p. ; 22 cm.
Everyman's library ; 139
Everyman's library (Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.) ; 139.
Translation of: Etranger.
Includes bibliographical references (p. xxviii-xxix).
When a young Algerian named Meursault kills a man, his subsequent imprisonment and trial are puzzling and absurd. The apparently amoral Meursault--who puts little stock in ideas like love and God--seems to be on trial less for his murderous actions, and more for what the authorities believe is his deficient character.