The Fall Paperback
by Albert Camus
Edited by Robin Buss
Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series
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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/07/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141187945