The Stranger is a novel by Albert Camus that was first published in 1942. Read a character analysis of Meursault, a plot summary, and important quotes.

Summary

Read our full plot summary and analysis of The Stranger, chapter-by-chapter breakdowns, and more.

Characters

See a complete list of the characters in The Stranger and in-depth analyses of Meursault, Raymond Sintes, and Marie Cardona.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in The Stranger, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Essays

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Further Study

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