Para os apreciadores que mais não seja pela bela capa deste livro que tornou Camus um mal amado, talvez mesmo odiado, no seu tempo, pela sua defesa da liberdade contra todas as formas de tirania.
Camus says The Rebel is someone who says, “this has been going on too long” or “up to this point yes, beyond, no” or “you have gone too far” or “there is a limit beyond which you shall not go”. When the metaphorical slave turns and makes that statement to the master, the Rebellion has begun. A Rebellion may be one man against the world. Or, it may be a host of men and women against a corrupt thing that “has gone too far” or an unjust practice that “has been going on too long.”