Meursault leads an unremarkable, bachelor life in Algiers, but his sudden
involvement in a violent confrontation throws him into turmoil as he is
forced to question the fundamental values of society. Camus creates a world
without a God but a society that is still subject to restrictive, man-made
rules capable of alienating any who transcend them. In this most memorable
of existential novels, Camus pits the lone and courageous individual
against the benign indifference of the universe. Meursault's deception
perfectly reflects the absurdity of life.

Albert Camus—The Outsider

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