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A Happy Death by  Albert Camus - First American edition - 1972 - from Evening Star Books (SKU: 00005599)

A Happy Death

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A Happy Death

by Camus, Albert

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972. First American edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. [9], 3-192, [6] pp. White cloth with silver lettering on the front board and spine. First publication in English of Camus first novel. Translated by Richard Howard. Near Fine with a hint or two of spotting to the cloth in a Very Good price-clipped dust jacket with a few hints of edge wear.

Synopsis

A Happy Death (original title La mort heureuse) was the first novel by French writer-philosopher Albert Camus. The existentialist topic of the book is the "will to happiness," the conscious creation of one's happiness, and the need of time (and money) to do so. It draws on memories of the author including his job at the maritime commission in Algiers, his suffering from tuberculosis, and his travels in Europe.

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book dealer
Evening Star Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
00005599
Title
A Happy Death
Author
Camus, Albert
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First American edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1972
Bookseller catalogs
Philosophy;

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About Evening Star Books

We buy and sell rare and fine books in many fields. Our interests include philosophy, modern first editions, and works of historical or intellectual interest. In addition to bookselling, we regularly do valuations and appraisals for non-IRS purposes. Evening Star Books is a Limited Liability Company.

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