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Author: Albert Camus

Year Published: 1942

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama

Perspective and Narrator:

The Stranger is narrated in first person by Meursault.


The Stranger is told in the past tense.

About the Title:

L'Étranger, the original French title of the novel, translates to The Stranger in the American edition, but it was translated toThe Outsider in the British edition. The title refers to Meursault, the protagonist, who is a stranger to the customs and views of traditional society—which makes him an outsider.


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