Word Lit 2: How do we know Meursault's (from "The Stranger") first name is Arthur? Watch
If you search Arthur Meursault on Google, you will see that many sources place this as his first name. However, I've searched the book many a time, and I've never seen Arthur mentioned.
So, how do we know that this is his first name?
And, if we do, to which source would I cite this knowledge?
Thanks in advance!
Hope that helped.
I just did a little more research and it was in La Mort Heureuse (published in 1971) that Camus had a character called Patrice Mersault (NOT a spelling error) who also kills an Arab but then lives on the dead man's money and eventually dies of a serious illness. So my comment above is incorrect. Sorry.