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An edition of La chute (1917)

The Fall

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This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York, USA.

Written in English

147 pages

Albert Camus, in his first work of fiction after The Plague, chose a subject eminently worthy of his supreme gifts: the conscience of modern man in the face of evil. Masterful in style and form, the narrative of The Fall is at once elegant, mordandt, brilliant with aphorism and paradox.

In a shady bar in Amsterdam, the man who does the talking in The Fall is indulging in a calculated confession. he recalls his past life as a respected Parisian lawyer, a pleader of noble causes, secure in his self-esteem, privately a libertine, yet apparently immune to judgement - the portrait of a modern Man. The irony of the recital predicts the downfall. Inescapable, it comes in the narrator's intense discovery, in the space of one terrible and unforgettable instant, that no man is innocent and no man may therefore judge others from a standpoint of righteousness.

Albert Camus in The Fall created a magnificent work, here superbly translated by Justin O'Brien, which secured its author's place as a great moralist as well as a great writer of our time.

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2000, French & European Pubns
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1991 March, Vintage International
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1991, Vintage Books
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1978, Hamilton
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1974, Gallimard
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1971, Gallimard
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1971, Methuen
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1970, Penguin Books Ltd
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The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
1970, Penguin Books Ltd
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1968, Gallimard
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1968, Gallimard
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La Chute, récit
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1967, Gallimard
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La chute, récit.
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1966, Alfred A. Knopf
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1966, Allen Press
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1964
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1961, Knopf
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1960, Vintage Books
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1958, Modern Library
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1957, H. Hamilton
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1957, Modern Library
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The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1957, Modern Library
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1956, Gallimard
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1956, GALLIMARD
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La chute
1956, Editions Gallimard
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1956, Gallimard
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The Fall
1956, Vintage Books
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La Chute
May 16, 1956, Gallimard
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The Fall: a novel
1956, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
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La chute.
1956, Gallimard
in French / français
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La chute, récit.
1956, Gallimard
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La Chute
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La chute: récit
1956, Gallimard
in French / français
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The fall: a novel
1956, Vintage Books
in English
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The Fall
1956, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
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The fall.
1956, Knopf
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The Fall
1917, Hamish Hamilton
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La chute, récit
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La chute

First published in 1917



Work Description

La Chute est un court roman1 d'Albert Camus publié à Paris chez Gallimard en 1956, découpé en six parties non numérotées. Camus y écrit la confession d'un homme à un autre, rencontré dans un bar d'Amsterdam. Le roman devait primitivement être intégré au recueil L'Exil et le Royaume qui sera publié en 1957 et qui constitue la dernière œuvre « littéraire » publiée par Camus.

La particularité de ce roman tient au fait que l'homme qui se confesse est le seul à parler, durant tout l'ouvrage. Le choix de cette focalisation, qu'on trouvait déjà, 14 ans plus tôt, dans L'Étranger, implique que le lecteur ne dispose d'aucune information extérieure dispensée par un narrateur omniscient. Il se trouve ainsi enfermé dans un point de vue unique, ce qui, dans le cas de ce roman, contribue à établir la situation de « malconfort » par laquelle le héros-auteur se définit lui-même2. L'ambiance très sombre et déshumanisée qui nimbe cette confession contribue également à la singularité de ce récit.

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The Fall

a novel

This edition was published in by Vintage Books in New York, USA.


Edition Description

Albert Camus, in his first work of fiction after The Plague, chose a subject eminently worthy of his supreme gifts: the conscience of modern man in the face of evil. Masterful in style and form, the narrative of The Fall is at once elegant, mordandt, brilliant with aphorism and paradox.

In a shady bar in Amsterdam, the man who does the talking in The Fall is indulging in a calculated confession. he recalls his past life as a respected Parisian lawyer, a pleader of noble causes, secure in his self-esteem, privately a libertine, yet apparently immune to judgement - the portrait of a modern Man. The irony of the recital predicts the downfall. Inescapable, it comes in the narrator's intense discovery, in the space of one terrible and unforgettable instant, that no man is innocent and no man may therefore judge others from a standpoint of righteousness.

Albert Camus in The Fall created a magnificent work, here superbly translated by Justin O'Brien, which secured its author's place as a great moralist as well as a great writer of our time.

(back cover)

Edition Notes

"V-223."--Spine.

Reprint. Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1957.

Translation of: La chute.

Copyright Date
1956
Translation Of
La chute
Translated From
French / français

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
843.912
Library of Congress
PZ3.C1574 Fal, PQ2605.A38 C4813 1957, PQ2605.A3734 C513 1957

Contributors

Translator
Justin O'Brien

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
147 p. ;
Number of pages
147

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18331991M
Internet Archive
fall00albe
ISBN 10
0394702239
ISBN 13
9780394702230
LC Control Number
57005652
OCLC/WorldCat
495226274
Library Thing
8482
Goodreads
1034214

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