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Enjoyed The Stranger? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to The Stranger. Here are 8 books that you may like if you liked The Stranger.

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The Myth of Sisyphus
Albert Camus - 2018-11-06 (first published in 1942)
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One of the most influential works of this century, The Myth of Sisyphus—featured here in a stand-alone edition—is a crucial exposition of existentialist thought. Influenced by works such as Don Juan and the novels of Kafka, these essays begin with a meditation on suicide--the question of living or not living in a universe devoid of order or meaning...
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Flowers for Algernon
Daniel Keyes - 2004-06-14 (first published in 1966)
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Charlie Gordon is about to embark upon an unprecedented journey. Born with an unusually low IQ, he has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that researchers hope will increase his intelligence--a procedure that has already been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon.As the treatment takes effect, Charl...
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde - 2019-03-07 (first published in 1890)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is a Gothic and philosophical novel by Oscar Wilde, first published complete in the July 1890 issue of Lippincott's Monthly Magazine. Fearing the story was indecent, the magazine's editor deleted roughly five hundred words before publication without Wilde's knowledge. Despite that censorship, The Picture of Dorian Gray of...
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The Bell Jar
A Novel
Sylvia Plath - 2013-06-11 (first published in 1963)
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Sylvia Plath's shocking, realistic, and intensely emotional novel about a woman falling into the grip of insanityEsther Greenwood is brilliant, beautiful, enormously talented, and successful, but slowly going undermaybe for the last time. In her acclaimed and enduring masterwork, Sylvia Plath brilliantly draws the reader into Esther's breakdown wit...
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Chloe Grace Moretz
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The Alchemist
25th Anniversary Edition
Paulo Coelho - 2014-09-09 (first published in 1988)
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Paulo Coelho's enchanting novel has inspired a devoted following around the world. This story, dazzling in its powerful simplicity and inspiring wisdom, is about an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago who travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. What starts out as a journey to find...
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The Metamorphosis
Franz Kafka - 2017-01-23 (first published in 1915)
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THE METAMORPHOSIS (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been called one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world.The story begins with a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, w...
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The Catcher in the Rye
J. D. Salinger - 1991-05-01 (first published in 1951)
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The hero-narrator of The Catcher in the Rye is an ancient child of sixteen, a native New Yorker named Holden Caulfield. Through circumstances that tend to preclude adult, secondhand description, he leaves his prep school in Pennsylvania and goes underground in New York City for three days. The boy himself is at once too simple and too complex for u...
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As I Lay Dying
The Corrected Text
William Faulkner - 1991-01-30 (first published in 1930)
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As I Lay Dying is Faulkner’s harrowing account of the Bundren family’s odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury Addie, their wife and mother. Narrated in turn by each of the family members -- including Addie herself -- as well as others; the novel ranges in mood, from dark comedy to the deepest pathos. Considered one of the most influenti...