Author: Albert Camus
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PENGUIN BOOKS 1762 THE FALL Albert Camus was born in Algeria in 1913 of Breton and Spanish parentage. He was brought up in North Africa and had many jobs there (one of them playing in goal for the Algiers football team) before he came to Metropolitan France and took up journalism. He was active in the resistance during the German occupation and became editor of the clandestine paper Combat. Before the war he had written a play Caligula (1939), and during the war the two books which brought him fame, L'Etranger (The Outsider) and Le Mythe de Sisyphe. Abandoning politics and journalism he devoted himself to writing, and established an international reputation with such books as La Peste (The Plague 1947), Les ]ustes (1949), L'Homme revolte (The Rebel, 1951), and La Chute (The Fall, 1956), The Plague, The Fall, and The Outsider have been published in Penguins and The Rebel in Peregrines. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1957. In January 1960 he was killed in a road accident.