Swann's Way (Dover Thrift Editions Series)

Swann's Way (Dover Thrift Editions Series)

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by Marcel Proust
     
 

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Published in 1913, Swann's Way is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature. The narrator discovers that an involuntary memory triggered by some casual action - say, eating a madeleine cake or stooping to remove one's shoe - has the power to recover large…  See more details below

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Published in 1913, Swann's Way is the first of the seven parts of Marcel Proust's masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past, one of the major achievements of twentieth-century literature. The narrator discovers that an involuntary memory triggered by some casual action - say, eating a madeleine cake or stooping to remove one's shoe - has the power to recover large areas of the past; and he sets out to resurrect his past life and the people and places that most affected him. Swann's Way, which is offered here in the celebrated translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff, focuses particularly on Charles Swann and his love for Odette.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486115337
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
04/09/2012
Series:
In Search of Lost Time Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
1 MB

What People are saying about this

Terence Kilmartin
It is marvelously about life. It reminds me of Dickens, Shakespeare, Moliere. Proust was, among other things, one of the great comic writers of all time.
Walter Benjamin
There has never been anyone else of Proust's ability to show us things; Proust's pointing finger is unequaled.

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Swann's Way 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
222B More than 1 year ago
This edition is a crime.  Seriously.  If you love books, don't buy this.  FInd a used copy from a REAL publisher. This book appears to be an OCR scan of another edition or someone dumped a edition for e-readers into a text file and printed it.  That someone is selling for their own profit (B&N?  Care to chime in?)  The book is typeset using block paragraphs which is hideous.  Strange recurring typos. DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK.
Guest More than 1 year ago
What can be say for this book that has not already been say? I add this new translation is very fine for the English ear and will be a very fine introducion to many wishing to begin Proust but do not have learned French.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If there is a better book to read on a desert island then tell me. This book is meant to be read leisurely and slowly. Its prose produces a hypnotic effect with its elaborate detail. You will never see love treated in a more delicate but at the same time more analytical manner. The detail can get a little overwhelming at times but in the end its worth it. this book is not for the casual reader. I would not say it was the greatest book I have ever read but maybe i'll change my mind after I read the other volumes.
Paul_L_Ness More than 1 year ago
Among the greatest works in the history of literature, it sits on my shortest bookshelf with Baudelaire, Goethe, Homer, D.F. Wallace, Dostoevsky, Durell.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago