Noticeably used book. Heavy wear to cover. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Possible ex library copy, with all the markings/stickers of that library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, and dust jackets may not be included. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In his first novel, A Happy Death, written when he was in his early twenties and retrieved from his private papers following his death in I960, Albert Camus laid the foundation for The Stranger, focusing in both works on an Algerian clerk who kills a man in cold blood. But he also revealed himself to an extent that he never would in his later fiction. For if A Happy Death is the study of a rule-bound being shattering the fetters of his existence, it is also a remarkably candid portrait of its author as a young man.
As the novel follows the protagonist, Patrice Mersault, to his victim's house -- and then, fleeing, in a journey that takes him through stages of exile, hedonism, privation, and death -it gives us a glimpse into the imagination of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. For here is the young Camus himself, in love with the sea and sun, enraptured by women yet disdainful of romantic love, and already formulating the philosophy of action and moral responsibility that would make him central to the thought of our time.
Translated from the French by Richard Howard
About the Author: Born in Algeria in 1913, Albert Camus published The Stranger—now one of the most widely read novels of this century—in 1942. Celebrated in intellectual circles, Camus was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. On January 4, 1960, he was killed in a car accident.
Title: Happy Death (Cahiers Albert Camus)
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton Ltd
Book Condition: POOR
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1972. Condition: Very Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP87623465
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. First blank page corner clipped. Very good DJ with little wear, Seller Inventory # 9999-9994142226
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2866845571
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2870548484
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_208053568
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1972. Condition: Good. Good condition book with like DJ. Boards are clean with minor bumping to corners and spine ends. Content clean with age toning to pages and a solid binding. Good complete DJ with light edge wear including small closed tears and chipping to spine ends. Ex-library with all the usual stamps etc. Seller Inventory # 9999-9996154514
Book Description Hamish Hamilton, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First U.K. Edition. Cover photograph by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Translated from the French by Richard Howard. Afterword and notes by Jean Sarocchi. Laminated cover. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 041225
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0241020999
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First edition. Hardcover with dust jacket. 8vo with 199 pages. The book and DJ are in very good condition very slight shelf wear. Interior clean and tight. The spine is grey with red and white text. Size: 8vo. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 027013
Book Description Hamish Hamilton Ltd, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Jacket is rubbed and marked.Previous ownership inscription.Old tape residue marks.Foxing.Tightly bound.[R.K]. Seller Inventory # bwks