Swann's Way Paperback by Marcel Proust

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Swann's Way Paperback by Marcel Proust

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  • Publisher: Vintage Classics (2023-08-29)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 560 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781784878443
  • Item Weight: 391.23 grams
  • Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.1 x 1.3 cm

The definitive translation of a truly great French novel - Proust's beautiful, atmospheric story of memory and loss.

This is the first volume of In Search of Lost Time, one of the greatest French novels of the twentieth century. Travelling back through time, the narrator tells the story of events long since past - his childhood happiness and sadness, and memories brought famously back to life by the taste of a madeleine. His family's friend and neighbour, the aristocratic Swann, weaves through the tale. We learn of Swann's passionate love affair with Odette, a jealous love that creates a model for the narrator's own relationships. All Proust's great themes begin here: time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation.


The best translation available: 'A really major, significant achievement, and one that you should put on your Christmas list immediately' Guardian

VINTAGE FRENCH CLASSICS - six masterpieces of French fiction in collectable editions.

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1899, however, his suffering from chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing disillusionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la recherche du temps perdu. He died in 1922 before publication of the last three volumes of his great work.

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