The Stranger by Albert Camus

The Stranger

Albert Camus with Matthew Ward (Translator)

fiction classics literary philosophy reflective medium-paced

123 pages | first published 1942

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In The Stranger/The Outsider, his classic existentialist novel, Camus explores the alienation of an individual who refuses to conform to social norms. Meursault, his anti-hero, will not lie. When his mother dies, he refuses to show his emotions si...
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Moods

reflective 82%
dark 64%
challenging 28%
tense 25%
mysterious 16%
sad 15%
emotional 14%
funny 3%
informative 2%
adventurous 1%
inspiring 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

medium 51%
fast 26%
slow 21%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 69% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 7% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | It's complicated: 39% | Yes: 14% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

No: 59% | It's complicated: 31% | Yes: 6% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 74% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 8% | N/A: 7%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 83% | It's complicated: 12% | No: 2%

Average rating

3.78