London: Hamish Hamilton, 1955. 1st English Language edition. Cloth. 1st English Language edition, 1st printing. A Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo., 169 pp. Bound in blue cloth with silver title on spine. The dj, priced at 15s. Net, is tan, with Black and red lettering and design. The dj has two very small closed tears along it upper edge, with a bit of wear at the spine's crown. Previous owner's name written on the front end paper, vertically along the hinge, in very small letters. The same end paper is browned from a laid in newspaper review of Camus' career (from the The Times Literary Supplement, 1960). The dj is now protected in a mylar sleeve, A Near Fine copy in Near Fine dust jacket. *** The rear panel of the dust jacket contains a review of THE PLAGUE only.Copyright page list no additional printings. Near Fine / Near Fine. Item #23914
Camus uses the Greek legend of Sisyphus, who is condemned by the gods for eternity to repeatedly roll a boulder up a hill only to have it roll down again once he got it to the top, as a metaphor for the individual's persistent struggle against the essential absurdity of life. - Brittanica.