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Happy Death - 72 edition

by Albert Camus and Richard Translator Howard

Happy Death (ISBN10: 0679764003; ISBN13: 9780679764007)
ISBN13: 978-0679764007
ISBN10: 0679764003

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0394718651
ISBN10: 0394718658

Summary: In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction. For if A Happy Death is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portra ...show moreit of its author as a young man. As the novel follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's house -- and then, fleeing, in a journey that takes him through stages of exile, hedonism, privation, and death -it gives us a glimpse into the imagination of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. For here is the young Camus himself, in love with the sea and sun, enraptured by women yet disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of action and moral responsibility that would make him central to the thought of our time. Translated from the French by Richard Howard ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 72
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: 08/28/1995
International: No



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