Translated by
Anthony Bower

With an Introduction by
Oliver Todd

'A conscience with style'
V.S. Pritchett

The Rebel (1951) is Camus's 'attempt to understand the time I live in' and a brilliant essay on the nature of human revolt. Here he makes a daring critique of communism - how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain and the resulting totalitarian regimes. And he questions two events held sacred by the left wing - the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917 - that had resulted, he believed, in the use of terrorism as a political instrument.

In this towering intellectual document, Camus argues that hope for the future lies in revolt with revolution - a chance to achieve change without losing our freedom.

'The last French intellectual to take the side of humanity and talk its language . . . a figure of immense moral stature'
Sunday Times

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

ISBN: 9780141182018
Publication Date: 07-Dec-2000
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited