Jean-Baptiste Clamence is a soul in turmoil. Over several drunken nights in an Amsterdam bar, 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 is a brilliant portrayal of a man who has glimpsed the hollowness of his existence. But beyond depicting one man's disillusionment, Camus' novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - for our innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured . . .
Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 30 Jul 2020
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City, Country: London, United Kingdom
Dimensions (cm): 18.1(H) x 11.1(L) x 0.5(W)
Weight (gm): 62
An irresistibly brilliant examination of modern conscience * The New York Times *
Camus is the accused, his own prosecutor and advocate. The Fall
might have been called 'The Last Judgement' -- Olivier Todd
Albert Camus (1913-1960) grew up in a working-class neighbourhood in Algiers. He studied philosophy at the University of Algiers, and became a journalist. His most important works include The Outsider, The Myth of Sisyphus, The Plague and The Fall. After the occupation of France by the Germans in 1941, Camus became one of the intellectual leaders of the Resistance movement. He was killed in a road accident, and his last unfinished novel, The First Man, appeared posthumously.