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


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed chapter-by-chapter Summary & Analysis, or the Full Book Summary of The Stranger.


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 main themes, motifs, and symbols in The Stranger.


Learn more about The Stranger by reading these mini-essays and suggested essay topics.

Further Study

Go further in your study of The Stranger with background information about Albert Camus and the novel, as well as suggestions for further reading.


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