London: Hamish Hamilton, 1946. First UK Edition. Camus's first novel, and the first to be published in English, preceding the American edition published by Knopf, and with an introduction by Cyril Connolly not present in the American edition. Since it was first published by Gallimard as L'Etranger in 1942, Camus's first-person narrative of solitude and disaffection has become a classic of existential literature, and the basis for the 1967 Luchino Visconti film starring Marcello Mastroianni and Anna Karina. Connolly 100. Item #2869
First Impression. Octavo (19cm); gray-green textured cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on the spine; [ii],104pp. Base of spine gently nudged, sunning to cloth at crown, with some faint, scattered foxing to endpapers and text edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced 6s. net), spine gently sunned, with a few short tears, some scattered foxing and dustiness, and shallow nicks to spine ends and corner tips; Very Good+.