This novel is original in french language L’Étranger written by french writer Albert Camus. The novel was first published in french in 1942 by Gallimard publisher and later translated in 1946 into English by Hamish Hamilton. It’s a Philosophical novel. The novel is set in Algeria and the pages of this novel are 159. The book first edition sell 4,400 copies and it was not got success in this time.
Meursault is the main character his mother died and he knows about the death by telegram. At the funeral time of his mother, he notes that everyone looks happy and relaxes no one care about death, everyone there drinking and eating talking smiling like everything is normal there. Some days later he spends time with his Ex-employee Marie they spend time with each other watching movies, traveling, having a sexual relationship, After his mother funeral, he helps his neighbor Raymond Sintès. one of his girlfriends saw them and he fight with Meursault, He has a knife and Meursault kill him and go to jail, In part two Meursault is in prison, His life in prison is comfortable because of his business and value. In prison, the investigator forced him, to tell the truth about himself. When he waiting for his death sentence he meets with chaplain there.
Meursault: He is a French-Algerian his mother died, and he sent to the jail of murder of his girlfriend brother. He is a truthful person.
Meursault’s Mother: She is living in old homes. She is living in an old home for three years.
Marie Cardona: One of an employee of Meursault, she is typist there. Meursault has affair with her.
Masson: A man who is the owner of the beach house where Meursault and Marie come.
The novel is also adapted two times in film One is in 1967 “Lo Straniero ” it’s an Italian film and other is Yazgı 2001 a Turkish film.
A French philosopher and a writer best seller author Albert Camus was born on 7 November 1913 in French Algeria. And died on 4 January 1960 in France. His mother was a Spanish descent and couldn’t here from her left ear. And his father is a poor agricultural worker. He got married in 1934. Some of his best novels are The Stranger, The Plague, The Fall and A Happy Death. And there best short stories are Exile and the Kingdom, The Silent Men and The Guest.