In Search of Lost Time, Volume III: The Guermantes Way (Modern Library Series)

In Search of Lost Time, Volume III: The Guermantes Way (Modern Library Series)


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In Search of Lost Time, Volume III: The Guermantes Way (Modern Library Series) by Marcel Proust

Mark Treharne's acclaimed new translation of The Guermantes Way will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. The third volume in this superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time -- the first completely new translation of Proust's masterpiece since the 1920s -- it brings us a more comic and lucid prose than English readers have previously been able to enjoy.

After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679600282
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/28/1993
Series: In Search of Lost Time Series , #3
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.52(h) x 2.09(d)

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871. He began work on In Search of Lost Time sometime around 1908, and the first volume, Swann’s Way, was published in 1913. In 1919 the second volume, Within a Budding Grove, won the Goncourt Prize, bringing Proust great and instantaneous fame. Two subsequent installments—The Guermantes Way (1920–21) and Sodom and Gomorrah (1921)—appeared in his lifetime. The remaining volumes were published following Proust’s death on November 18, 1922: The Captive in 1923, The Fugitive in 1925, and Time Regained in 1927.

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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