Title: The First Man
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 1995
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
A Fine/ Fine unread copy. Protected by Archival Brodart Cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000385
Synopsis: In The First Man Albert Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds, and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. The result is a moving journey through the lost landscape of youth that also discloses the wellspring of Camus' aesthetic powers and moral vision.
From the Publisher:
"A masterpiece...One of the most extraordinary evocations of childhood that exists in any language."
-- Boston Globe
"Serves as a kind of magical Rosetta stone to Camus's entire career, illuminating both his life and his work with stunning candor and passion."
-- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"The most ambitious and compassionate of his books...The First Man has resurrected the author as dramatically as a revisitation."
-- The Nation
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