'Mother died today. Or maybe yesterday, I don't know'
Meursault will not lie. Unmoved by his mother's death, he refuses to satisfy the feelings of others by pretending grief. At the end of the funeral, he returns to his simple, batchelor existence in sun-bleached Algiers.
Until he is involved in a violent murder and placed on trial. Will he now, with his life in danger, give in to society's demands and 'play the game'?
Albert Camus's first novel, The Outsider received instant acclaim when it was published in 1942, by Gallimard in Paris, and has been translated into forty-five languages. In 1957 Camus became the youngest writer ever to be awarded the Nobel Prize.