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Albert Camus Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Standalone Plays

Publication Order of Collection of Plays

Caligula and Three Other Plays (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
Collected Plays (1965)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Plague, The Fall, Exile and The Kingdom and Selected Essays (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Rebel (1953)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Myth of Sisyphus (1955)Description / Buy at Amazon
Resistance, Rebellion and Death (1961)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lyrical and Critical Essays (1967)Description / Buy at Amazon
Neither Victims Nor Executioners (1968)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Essays And Notebooks (1970)Description / Buy at Amazon
Youthful Writings (1976)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cahiers II: Youthful Writings (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notebooks 1935-1942 (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
Correspondance, 1932-1960 (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Political Writings (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
American Journals (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Between Hell & Reason (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notebooks, 1942-1951 (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Notebooks 1951-1959 (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Create Dangerously (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Committed Writings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Personal Writings (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Speaking Out (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Travels in the Americas (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Stuart Gilbert's Translated Books

with Stuart Gilbert
We'll to the Woods No More (By: Stuart Gilbert,Leon Edel,Édouard Dujardin) (1887)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Stranger / The Outsider (By: Stuart Gilbert) (1942)Description / Buy at Amazon
Romanesque Painting from the Eleventh to the Thirteenth Century (By: Stuart Gilbert,André Grabar,Carl Nordenfalk) (1958)Description / Buy at Amazon
QUARANTINE: Adaptation of Camus: Plague for the Theater (With: Stuart Gilbert,E. Thomalen) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Story Anthologies

San Francisco Stories (By: John Miller) (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Los Angeles Stories (By: John Miller) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question (With: William Shakespeare,Virginia Woolf,Ambrose Bierce,Leo Tolstoy,Graham Greene,Langston Hughes,Emily Dickinson,John Donne,Plato,Jorge Luis Borges,Gustave Flaubert,Robert Coles,Walker Percy,Cynthia Ozick,William Styron,Dorothy Parker,Sylvia Plath,Primo Levi,Phillip Lopate,John Miller,Genevieve Anderson,Alfred Alvarez,Howard Kushner,Émile Durkheim) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
New Orleans Stories (By: John Miller,Genevieve Anderson) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicago Stories (By: Stuart Dybek,John Miller) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Southwest Stories (By: D.H. Lawrence,Alison Moore,Barry Gifford,Sandra Cisneros,Larry McMurtry,Sam Shepard,Leslie Marmon Silko,C.G. Jung,John Miller,Georgia O'Keefe) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Florida Stories (By: Dave Barry,Elmore Leonard,Ernest Hemingway,John D. MacDonald,Damon Runyon,Isaac Bashevis Singer,Nathaniel Hawthorne,Stephen Crane,Zora Neale Hurston,Elizabeth Bishop,Tennessee Williams,Alison Lurie,Wallace Stevens,John Sayles,John James Audubon,Joy Williams,Joan Didion,John Miller,KirstenMiller,William Bartram) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lust: Lascivious Love Stories and Passionate Poems (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Alaska Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Texas Stories (By: John Miller,KirstenMiller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
San Francisco Thrillers (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cape Cod Stories (By: Tim Smith,John Miller) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
OOB: Anthology series. The author will have written at least one story in this series.

Publication Order of Anthologies

On Suicide: Great Writers on the Ultimate Question(1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters to Change the World: From Pankhurst to Orwell(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Writers: Their Lives and Works(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Albert Camus was a renowned author, journalist, philosopher, and a Nobel Prize winner from France. He was well known for writing fiction, philosophical, and cultural novels. Camus is known to have contributed to the progress of popular philosophy called absurdism. In his essay called The Rebel, Camus has written that in his entire life he opposed the nihilism beliefs and delved deep into the belief of individual freedom. Camus won the Nobel Prize when he was 44 years old and is the 2nd youngest individual to receive the prestigious award. He never classified himself as an existentialist, but others usually classified him to be so throughout his lifetime. In an interview given in 1945, Camus declared that he was not associated with any ideologies. Author Camus was born on November 7, 1913, in Mondovi, French Algeria. He studied at the Algiers University and completed his graduation in 1936. His mom was of the Spaniard descent, while his father was an agricultural worker of the French-Algerian descent.

After the death of his father due to injuries suffered in World War I, Camus and his mother lived in poverty. During his college time, Camus used to play football. But in 1930, he contracted tuberculosis and had to give up the sport. The disease also forced him to study on a part-time basis. In order to earn his livelihood, Camus had to take up odd jobs like working as a clerk, private tutor, assistant, etc. In 1935, Camus joined the Communist Party in order to fight against the inequalities between the natives and Europeans in Algeria. However, he did not believe in the Marxist philosophy. When he joined the People’s Party of Algeria, there was a backlash from his former party and was eventually expelled. Following this, he associated himself with the anarchist movement. He also began writing for anarchist publications like La revolution, Solidaridad Obrera, Le Libertaire, etc. Camus did not believe in God and didn’t consider himself an athiest. Rather, he declared himself to be irreligious.

Camus published his first work in 1936 in collaboration with Yves Bourgeois, Alfred Poignant, and Jeanne-Paule Sicard. It was called Revolte dans les Asturies and concerned the revolt of Spanish miners that the Spanish government brutally suppressed. In 1937, Camus wrote his debut book and dedicated it to Jean Grenier. At the time of the Second World War, Camus became a part of a resistance cell called Combat. This cell published underground newspapers and worked against Hitler. After joining Combat, Camus started writing under the pseudonym of Beacuchard. He even became the editor of the paper in 1943. After Combat turned into a commercial newspaper in 1947, Camus decided to resign. In 1944, he was tasked with reporting the last fight that led to the liberation of Paris by the Allies.

When the US attacked Japan with atom bombs, Camus joined other French editors to express disgust and opposition publicly. When tuberculosis returned in 1949, Camus spent two years in seclusion and returned in 1951 to publish his book called The Rebel. In this book, Camus has given a philosophical analysis of revolution and rebellion. He has also rejected communist philosophy in the book. Camus’ views upset a number of his contemporaries and colleagues in France and also led to his split with the decorated philosopher, novelist, playwright, political activist, and a close friend of Camus, Sartre. The split depressed Camus after which he started translating plays. Later, he went on to write other books.

Throughout his life, Camus remained ambitious and active. With the money gained by winning Nobel Prize, Camus adapted Dostoyesvsky’s Demons for the stage. The play turned out to be a critical success and increased his popularity to a great extent. Camus had married twice in his lifetime. His first marriage with Simone Hie in 1934 ended due to infidelities on the part of both Camus and Simone. In 1940, he married a mathematician and pianist named Francine Faure. The two had twins Jean and Catherine. Outside his marriage, Camus had several affairs including the one with a Spanish actress named Maria Casares. Camus breathed his last on January 4, 1960, after he was involved in a car accident. Following his death, his widowed wife and children gained his works’ copyrights.

A popular book penned by author Albert Camus is entitled ‘The Plague’. It was released in 1947. This book describes the tale of a plague that spread in the French-Alergian city called Oran. Through this book, Camus has asked several questions related to the human condition and destiny’s nature. Camus has mentioned a wide range of characters in the book, including vacationers, doctors, fugitives, etc. The novel’s story is believed to be inspired by a cholera epidemic that spread in Oran in 1849 and killed a large population. Camus has set the story in the 1940s. Some of the essential characters depicted in the book include Bernard Rieux, Jean Tarrou, Raymond Rambert, Joseph Grand, Cottard, Father Paneloux, etc. Bernard Rieix is shown as a doctor, who runs a hospital in Oran and treat patients during the plague by working long hours. He does everything in his capacity to save his patients, but knows in his heart that he cannot win against death. Jean Torrou is depicted as a good-natured, humble man. He puts forward the idea of dividing volunteers into multiple teams to fight the epidemic. The overall story is divided into 5 parts. It received critical success.

Another well-known novel written by Camus is known as ‘A Happy Death’. The novel was originally written in French. It was published posthumously and was translated into English in 1972 by Richard Howard. This book’s topic is based on the willingness to be happy in all situations. It is told in two parts and revolves around the lives of the central characters named Patrice Mersault, Roland Zagreus, Marthe, Lucienne, etc. Initially, Patrice Mersault is shown as having an empty and monotonous life. He works an office job and has a meaningless and untrustworthy relationship with a girl named Marthe. Patrice comes in contact with Roland Zagreus, who helps him get out of his miserable life. After gaining enormous wealth, Patrice goes on a European trip. In spite of traveling to numerous beautiful places, Patrice doesn’t peace. He comes back to Algiers and enters into marriage with a pleasant lady. Patrice eventually dies after fighting with illness. His widow thinks that he died a happy death.

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