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The Fall

The Fall

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By (author) Albert Camus, Edited by Robin Buss, Translated by Robin Buss

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 192mm x 10mm | 82g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2007
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141187948
  • ISBN 13: 9780141187945
  • Sales rank: 8,734

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Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights he regales a chance acquaintance with his story. From this successful former lawyer and seemingly model citizen a compelling, self-loathing catalogue of guilt, hypocrisy and alienation pours forth. "The Fall" (1956) is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus's novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - and our innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured.

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French novelist, essayist, and playwright. Albert Camus (1913-1960) was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature. His origin in Algeria and his experiences there in the thirties were dominating influences in his thought and work. Among his works, The Plague (1947), The Just (1949) The Fall (1956). He was killed in a road accident in 1960. His last novel, The First Man, unfinished at the time of his death, appeared for the first time in 1994.

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Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.