The First Man
By (author) Albert Camus
Translated by David Hapgood
Volume editor Catherine Camus
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First Man by Albert Camus
Book DescriptionThe unfinished manuscript of The First Man was discovered in the wreckage of car accident in which Camus died in 1960. Although it was not published for over thirty years, it was an instant bestseller when it finally appeared in 1994. The 'first man' is Jacques Cormery, whose poverty-stricken childhood in Algiers is made bearable by his love for his silent and illiterate mother, and by the teacher who transforms his view of the world. The most autobiographical of Camus's novels, it gives profound insights into his life and the powerful themes underlying his work. Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. The works that established his international reputation include THE PLAGUE, THE FALL, THE REBEL and THE OUTSIDER. Camus died in a road accident in 1960 and is remembered as one of the greatest philsophical novelists of the twentieth century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780141185231
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 6-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Albert Camus
Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913. The works that established his international reputation include THE PLAGUE, THE FALL, THE REBEL and THE OUTSIDER. Camus died in a road accident in 1960 and is remembered as one of the greatest philsophical novelists of the twentieth century.
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