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's
novel exposes the universal human condition and its absurdities - for our
innocence that, once lost, can never be recaptured . . .

Albert Camus—The Fall

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