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A Happy Death

A Happy Death

by Albert Camus

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780679764007
Pages: 208
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 6 Mb
Date posting: 2020-11-26
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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 portrait 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, ...