Remembrance of Things Past: Complete 7 Volumes [NOOK Book]

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Remembrance of Things Past (1917-1927, or In Search of Lost Time) is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust.

His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine." It gained fame in English in translations by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.

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Remembrance of Things Past: Complete 7 Volumes

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Overview

Remembrance of Things Past (1917-1927, or In Search of Lost Time) is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust.

His most prominent work, it is known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine." It gained fame in English in translations by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.

Running to nearly 1.5 million words, it is one of the longest novels in world literature. The novel recounts the experiences of the Narrator while growing up, participating in society, falling in love, and learning about art.

The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300020547
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/8/2014
  • Sold by: LULU PRESS
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 124,504
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust
Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist and critic, best known as the author of À la recherche du temps perdu (in English, In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past), a monumental work of 20th-century fiction published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927.

Biography

Born to a wealthy family, iconic French writer Marcel Proust (1871-1922) studied law and literature. His social connections allowed him to become an observant habitué of the most exclusive drawing rooms of the nobility, and he wrote social pieces for Parisian journals. He published essays and stories, including the story collection Pleasures and Days (1896). He had suffered from asthma since childhood, and c. 1897 he began to disengage from social life as his health declined.

Half-Jewish himself, he became a major supporter of Alfred Dreyfus in the affair that made French anti-Semitism into a national issue. Deeply affected by his mother's death in 1905, he withdrew further from society. An incident of involuntary revival of childhood memory in 1909 led him to retire almost totally into an eccentric seclusion in his cork-lined bedroom to write À la recherche du temps perdu (in English: In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past ). Published between 1913 and 1927, the vast seven-part novel is at once a kind of autobiography, a vast social panorama of France in the years just before and during World War I, and an immense meditation on love and jealousy and on art and its relation to reality. One of the supreme achievements in fiction of all time, it brought him worldwide fame and affected the entire climate of the 20th-century novel. Biography from Encyclopedia Britannica

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    1. Date of Birth:
      July 10, 1871
    2. Place of Birth:
      Auteuil, near Paris, France
    1. Date of Death:
      November 18, 1922
    2. Place of Death:
      Paris, France

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Hard to open and navigate

    Read vol. 1 and then tried to open to read the rest. Hard to open.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2013

    B+N never sent the book.

    hard to write a review since the book never arrived. seems B + N is in outer space, not even aware of what gets delivered or not. it's been awhile , perhaps they sent it pony express.

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