Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. read more
A daring critique of communism and how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, Camus’ essay examines the revolutions in France and Russia, and argues that since they were both guilty of producing read more
'On the morning of April 16, Dr Rieux emerged from his consulting-room and came across a dead rat in the middle of the landing.'
It starts with the rats. Vomiting blood, they die in their hundreds, then in read more
About the Book: Outsider
Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I dont know
Outsider Meursault will not lie. Unmoved by his mothers death, he refuses to satisfy the feelings of others by pretending grief. At the end of the f read more
Meursault leads an unremarkable, bachelor life in Algiers, but his sudden involvement in a violent confrontation throws him into turmoil as he is forced to question the fundamental values of society. Camus creates a world without a G read more
She was waiting, but she didn't know for what. She was aware only of her solitude, and of the penetrating cold, and of a greater weight in the region of her heart.'
Camus's writing confronts the great philosophica read more
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