A Happy Death

Albert Camus (Author) Richard Howard (Translator)
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Description

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 experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man. In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider , but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
28 February 2002
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141186580

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