Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1

Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1

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by Marcel Proust
     
 

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One hundred years have passed since Marcel Proust published the first volume of what was to become a seven-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In the intervening century his famously compelling novel has never been out of print and has been translated into dozens of languages. English-language readers were fortunate to have an early and

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One hundred years have passed since Marcel Proust published the first volume of what was to become a seven-volume masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. In the intervening century his famously compelling novel has never been out of print and has been translated into dozens of languages. English-language readers were fortunate to have an early and extraordinarily fine translation of the novel from Charles Kenneth Scott Moncrieff. With the passage of time, however, the need for corrections, revisions, and annotations to the Scott Montcrieff translation has become apparent.
 
Esteemed Proust scholar William C. Carter celebrates the publication centennial of Swann’s Way with a new, more accurate and illuminating edition of the first volume of In Search of Lost Time. Carter corrects previous translating missteps to bring readers closer to Proust’s intentions while also providing enlightening notes to clarify biographical, historical, and social contexts. Presented in a reader-friendly format alongside the text, these annotations will enrich and deepen the experience of Proust’s novel, immersing readers in the world of an unsurpassed literary genius.
 
 

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Live Mint - Mayank Austen Soofi
“A perfect entry point to begin the journey of a lifetime . . . a more engaging version.”—Mayank Austen Soofi, Live Mint
Patriot-Ledger - John Winters
“A gem, polished for a new century.”—John Winters, Patriot-Ledger
Choice - T. C. Conley
“Carter’s revised edition . . . renews one’s appreciation of Proust. . . . [Carter’s] slight but decisive emendations bring the reader closer than ever to the tenor of Proust’s style and diction. Carter explains his rationale in a jeweled preface. . . . A magnificent and enduring achievement.”—T. C. Conley, Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300185430
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/14/2013
Series:
In Search of Lost Time Series
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
341,596
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

William C. Carter is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama at Birmingham. Referred to as “Proust’s definitive biographer” by Harold Bloom, Carter is the author of landmark biographical works on Proust. He is currently at work on subsequent volumes of the Yale annotated edition of In Seach of Lost Time, to be published annually in coming years. He lives in Birmingham, AL.

Brief Biography

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

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Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
AnneBernadette More than 1 year ago
I've wanted to read Proust for years now, but never seemed to get around to it until now. I'm glad that I waited because this edition is simply grand. From the cover, to the page layout, to the translation, to the notes in the margins.... Proust shines in this edition. Thank you for the wonderful read. I'll look forward to each new forthcoming book in the years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
and B& N say they have no way of checking on the progress of my order what a nuisance!