The Fall

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Addressing a chance acquaintance in an Amsterdam bar, Jean-Baptiste Clamence remarks that Amsterdam’s concentric circles resemble the circles of hell. Clamence, a successful barrister realises the deep-seated hypocrisy of his existence.

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Weight0.062 kg
Dimensions18.1 × 11.1 × 0.5 cm
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Paperback

Pages

92

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English

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Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K

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‘An irresistibly brilliant examination of modern conscience’ The New York Times

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 (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 – for our innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured …

‘Camus is the accused, his own prosecutor and advocate. The Fall might have been called “The Last Judgement” ‘
Olivier Todd

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Weight0.062 kg
Dimensions18.1 × 11.1 × 0.5 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

92

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K