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A Happy Death (Paperback, New Ed): Jean Sarocchi

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A Happy Death (Paperback, New Ed)

Jean Sarocchi; Albert Camus; Notes by Jean Sarocchi; Translated by Richard Howard

Series: Penguin Modern Classics

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Is it possible to die a happy death?
This is the central question of Camus's astonishing early novel, published posthumously and greeted as a major literary event. It tells the story of a young Algerian, Mersault, who defies society's rules by committing a murder and escaping punishment, then experimenting with different ways of life and finally dying a happy man.

In many ways A Happy Death is a fascinating first sketch for The Outsider, but it can also be seen as a candid self-portrait, drawing on Camus's memories of his youth, travels and early relationships. It is infused with lyrical descriptions of the sun-drenched Algiers of his childhood - the place where, eventually, Mersault is able to find peace and die 'without anger, without hatred, without regret'.


Imprint: Penguin Classics
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Penguin Modern Classics
Release date: February 2002
First published: February 2002
Afterword by: Jean Sarocchi
Authors: Albert Camus
Notes by: Jean Sarocchi
Translators: Richard Howard
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 112
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-0-14-118658-0
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
Books > Fiction > Special features > Classic fiction
LSN: 0-14-118658-5
Barcode: 9780141186580

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