“People hasten to judge in order not to be judged themselves": Albert Camus' The Fall
Item Number: 119553
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1957.
Early printing of the first American edition of Camus’ last complete work of fiction. Octavo, original cloth, top edge red. Translated by Justin O’Brien. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket photograph of Camus by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
Camus' final work of fiction, The Fall consists of a series of dramatic monologues by Parisian lawyer Jean-Baptiste Clamence as he reflects upon his past life in a shady bar in Amsterdam. Exploring themes of innocence, morality, and judgement, Jean-Paul Sartre described the novel as "perhaps the most beautiful and the least understood" of Camus' books.