Judge not

The Stranger by Albert Camus.
Design by Leo Lionni.

It's difficult to discern the original background color of this faded cover, though the colors seem still to convey the novel well. I love the illustration, courtesy of Leo Lionni (who may have written and illustrated children's books, which puts an interesting spin on this work). The sun suggests the beach where the central action occurs in the middle of the novel; the faces, alternately curious and accusatory and rendered in a stylized, somewhat primitive, manner, the onlookers and the jury.

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