New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1946. First American Edition. 8vo. 154,  pp. Cream cloth with red lettering to spine in color illustrated dustjacket designed by Warren Chappell. A fine copy in good only dustjacket (front flap separated but present; wear, chips and short closed tears; some loss to spine ends). Item #19054
The author's first novel L’Étranger (The Outsider [UK], or The Stranger [US]). Its theme and outlook are often cited as examples of Camus's philosophy of the absurd and existentialism, though Camus personally rejected the latter label. Translated four times into English, and also into numerous other languages, the novel has long been considered a classic of 20th-century literature. Le Monde ranks it as number one on its 100 Books of the Century. The novel was twice adapted as films: Lo Straniero (1967) (Italian) by Luchino Visconti and Yazg (2001, Fate) by Zeki Demirkubuz (Turkish).