By Albert Camus

Camus tells the tale of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a existence very like his personal. Camus summons up the attractions, sounds and textures of a formative years circumscribed by way of poverty and a father's demise but redeemed by way of the austere great thing about Algeria and the boy's attachment to his approximately deaf-mute mom. released thirty-five years after its discovery amid the wreckage of the auto twist of fate that killed Camus, The First Man is the intense consummation of the existence and paintings of 1 of the twentieth century's maximum novelists. Translated from the French by means of David Hapgood.

"The First Man may be the main sincere publication Camus ever wrote, and the main sensual...Camus is...writing on the intensity of his powers...It is a piece of genius."--The New Yorker

"Fascinating...The First Man is helping placed all of Camus's paintings right into a clearer point of view and brings into reduction what separates him from the extra militant literary personalities of his day...Camus's voice hasn't ever been extra personal."--New York instances booklet evaluate

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X, 10. The Correspondence of Jeremy Bentham, vol. X, July 1820 to December 1821, S. , (CW) (Oxford, 1994), 345. Bowring, vol. X, 10. ‘The intention of the laws is that one man by his wisdom and moderation should promote the happiness of such numbers’, says Mentor. S. de la Mothe F´enelon, Telemachus, Son of Ulysses (Cambridge, 1994), 60. Languages of Enlightenment 23 modern elements of F´enelon’s doctrine were regularly praised. Physiocrats, for instance, highlighted its sound economic principles (favouring agriculture to ensure population growth, condemning luxury).

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