Elegantly styled, Camus' profoundly disturbing novel of a Parisian lawyer's confessions is a searing study of modern amorality.
An expatriate Frenchman on the skids in Amsterdam spills his life story in a sleazy bar, revealing that he used to be a successful Paris lawyer. His downfall parallels the plight of all humanity in Camus's allegorical novel, which is a classic of existential literature.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres
Subgenre: Literary, Settings, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Types of Characters