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Ranking Author Albert Camus’s Best Books (A Bibliography Countdown)

Albert Camus Bibliography Ranking

“What are Albert Camus’s Best Books?” We looked at all of Camus’ authored bibliography and ranked them against one another to answer that very question!

We took all of the books written by Albert Camus and looked at their Goodreads, Amazon, and LibraryThing scores, ranking them against one another to see which books came out on top. The books are ranked in our list below based on which titles have the highest overall score between all 3 review sites in comparison with all of the other books by the same author. The process isn’t super scientific and in reality, most books aren’t “better” than other books as much as they are just different. That being said, we do enjoy seeing where our favorites landed, and if you aren’t familiar with the author at all, the rankings can help you see what books might be best to start with.

The full ranking chart is also included below the countdown on the bottom of the page.

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The Top Book’s Of Albert Camus



20 ) Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism

 Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 19
  • Amazon: 19
  • LibraryThing: 20

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19 ) Betwixt and Between (L’envers et l’endroit)

 Betwixt and Between (L'envers et l'endroit) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 18
  • Amazon: 19
  • LibraryThing: 18

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18 ) A Happy Death (La Mort heureuse)

 A Happy Death (La Mort heureuse) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 18
  • LibraryThing: 16

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17 ) Algerian Chronicles

 Algerian Chronicles Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 14
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 19

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16 ) Nuptials (Noces)

 Nuptials (Noces) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 20
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 17

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15 ) Exile and the Kingdom (L’exil et le royaume)

 Exile and the Kingdom (L'exil et le royaume) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 15
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 12

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13 ) The Plague (La Peste)

 The Plague (La Peste) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 11
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 10

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13 ) The Fall (La Chute)

 The Fall (La Chute) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 17
  • LibraryThing: 11

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11 ) The Stranger (L’Étranger, often translated as The Outsider)

 The Stranger (L'Étranger, often translated as The Outsider) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 12
  • Amazon: 12
  • LibraryThing: 9

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11 ) The First Man (Le premier homme)

 The First Man (Le premier homme) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 13
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 14

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10 ) Youthful Writings

 Youthful Writings Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 16
  • Amazon: 1
  • LibraryThing: 14

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9 ) The Myth of Sisyphus (Le Mythe de Sisyphe)

 The Myth of Sisyphus (Le Mythe de Sisyphe) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 15
  • LibraryThing: 8

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8 ) Notebooks 1935–1942

 Notebooks 1935–1942 Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 8
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 13

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7 ) The Rebel (L’Homme révolté)

 The Rebel (L'Homme révolté) Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 6
  • Amazon: 11
  • LibraryThing: 6

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6 ) Notebooks 1942–1951

 Notebooks 1942–1951 Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 10
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 5

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4 ) Between Hell and Reason

 Between Hell and Reason Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 1

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4 ) Notebooks 1951–1959

 Notebooks 1951–1959 Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 6
  • LibraryThing: 3

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2 ) Camus at “Combat”: Writing 1944–1947

 Camus at Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 4
  • Amazon: 4
  • LibraryThing: 2

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2 ) Resistance, Rebellion, and Death

 Resistance, Rebellion, and Death Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 2
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 6

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1 ) Lyrical and Critical Essays

 Lyrical and Critical Essays Review Website Ranks:

  • Goodreads: 1
  • Amazon: 2
  • LibraryThing: 4

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Albert Camus’s Best Books



Albert Camus Review Website Bibliography Rankings

BookGoodreadsAmazonLibraryThingOverall Rank
Lyrical and Critical Essays 124 1
Camus at “Combat”: Writing 1944–1947 442 2
Resistance, Rebellion, and Death 226 2
Between Hell and Reason 461 4
Notebooks 1951–1959 263 4
Notebooks 1942–1951 1065 6
The Rebel (L’Homme révolté) 6116 7
Notebooks 1935–1942 8613 8
The Myth of Sisyphus (Le Mythe de Sisyphe) 6158 9
Youthful Writings 16114 10
The Stranger (L’Étranger, often translated as The Outsider) 12129 11
The First Man (Le premier homme) 13614 11
The Plague (La Peste) 111510 13
The Fall (La Chute) 81711 13
Exile and the Kingdom (L’exil et le royaume) 151212 15
Nuptials (Noces) 20417 16
Algerian Chronicles 141219 17
A Happy Death (La Mort heureuse) 161816 18
Betwixt and Between (L’envers et l’endroit) 181918 19
Christian Metaphysics and Neoplatonism 191920 20

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