Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

by Marcel Proust
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Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust

Here are the first two volumes of Proust’s monumental achievement, Swann’s Way and Within a Budding Grove. The famous overture to Swann's Way sets down the grand themes that govern In Search of Lost Time: as the narrator recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, exquisite memories, long since passed—his mother’s good-night kiss, the water lilies on the Vivonne, his love for Swann’s daughter Gilberte—spring vividly into being. In Within a Budding Grove—which won the Prix Goncourt in 1919, bringing the author instant fame—the narrator turns from his childhood recollections and begins to explore the memories of his adolescence. As his affections for Gilberte grow dim, the narrator discovers a new object of attention in the bright-eyed Albertine. Their encounters unfold by the shores of Balbec. One of the great works of Western literature, now in the new definitive French Pleiade edition translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307808554
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/11/2012
Series: In Search of Lost Time Series
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 1056
Sales rank: 463,665
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Marcel Proust was born in 1871 in Auteuil, near Paris, France. His seven-volume novel, À la recherche du temps perdu (known in English as In Search of Lost Time), which explores themes of memory, became one of the most famous and influential works of twentieth-century literature. Proust continued to work on the novel until his death in 1922.

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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Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way; Within a Budding Grove 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is what you get when you read Proust's Remembrance of Things Past (In Search of Lost Time). This is the kind of book you won't want to read in a rush. Take a whole afternoon, sit back, relax and enjoy the dense, but beautiful prose. I would take the 3 volumes to a deserted island and be happy. Need I say more?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, love they way its written....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago