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Cover of: La chute | Albert Camus
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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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69 editions First published in 1917

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The fall
2006, Penguin Books
in English - New ed
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Fall
July 6, 2006, Penguin
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La chute
2006, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
April 27, 2000, Penguin Books Ltd
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La Chute
2000, French & European Pubns
Audio Cassette in French
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La Chute
January 1, 2000, Livraphone
Audio cassette in French
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La Chute
January 11, 1999, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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La Chute
September 16, 1997, European Schoolbooks
Mass Market Paperback in French
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La Chute
October 24, 1996, Editions Flammarion
Mass Market Paperback in French
Cover of: The fall
The fall
1991, Vintage Books
in English - 1st Vintage international ed.
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LA Chute
November 1986, E P Dutton
Paperback in English
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LA Chute
October 6, 1982, French & European Pubns
Paperback in English
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The fall
1978, Hamilton
in English
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La chute
1974, Gallimard
in French
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La Chute
October 1, 1972, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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La chute
1972, Gallimard
in French
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La chute.: Edited by B.G. Garnham.
1971, Methuen Educational Ltd.
in French
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La Chute
October 1, 1971, French & European Pubns
Paperback
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La chute
1971, Methuen
in French
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La chute.
1971, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
1970, Penguin Books Ltd
Cover of: The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
The Fall (Penguin Modern Classics)
1970, Penguin Books Ltd
Paperback
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La chute
1968, Gallimard
Paperback in French
Cover of: La Chute, récit
La Chute, récit
1968, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: La chute, récit
La chute, récit
1968, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: La chute.
La chute.
1967, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: La chute, récit.
La chute, récit.
1967, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: The fall
The fall
1966, Allen Press
in English
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The fall
1966, Alfred A. Knopf
Cover of: The fall.
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La chute
1965, Prentice-Hall
Paperback in French, English
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1964, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The Fall and Exile and the Kingdom
The Fall and Exile and the Kingdom
June 1964, Random House of Canada Ltd.
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La chute: récit.
1964, Gallimard
in French
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La chute: récit
1964
in French
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The fall
1963, Penguin Books in association with Hamish Hamilton
in English
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The fall
1961, Knopf
in English
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The Fall: a novel
1960, Vintage Books
Paperback in English - V-223
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1958, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1958, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall, and Exile and the kingdom
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1958, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1958, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1957, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
The fall, & Exile and the kingdom.
1957, Modern Library
in English
Cover of: The fall
The fall
1957, H. Hamilton
in English
Cover of: The fall
The fall
1957, H. Hamilton
in English
Cover of: The Fall
The Fall: a novel
1956, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Fall
The Fall
1956, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
Cover of: The fall.
Cover of: The fall
The fall: a novel
1956, Vintage Books
in English
Cover of: The fall.
The fall.
1956, Knopf
in English - [1st American ed.]
Cover of: The Fall
The Fall
1956, Vintage Books
Paperback in English
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La chute
1956, Editions Gallimard
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La chute.
1956, Gallimard
in French
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La Chute
May 16, 1956, Gallimard
Paperback
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La chute: récit
1956, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: La chute
La chute: récit
1956, Gallimard
in French
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La chute: re cit.
1956, Gallimard
in French
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LA CHUTE
1956, GALLIMARD
Paperback
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La Chute
June 1956, Bantam Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: La chute, récit.
La chute, récit.
1956, Gallimard
in French
Cover of: The Fall
The Fall
1917, Hamish Hamilton
in English
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Cover of: The fall
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La chute
1986 April, Gallimard/Schoenhof's
Paperback in English, French
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La Chute
Publish date unknown, Gallimard, Shoenhof's
Cover of: La chute, récit
La chute, récit
Publish date unknown, Gallimard
Cover of: The Fall
The Fall
1991 March, Vintage International
Epub in English - First Vintage International Edition

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