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    DescriptionAn accessible, irreverent guide to one of the most admired--and entertaining--novels of the past century. There is no other guide like this; a user-friendly and enticing entry into the marvelously enjoyable world of Proust. At seven volumes, three thousand pages, and more than four hundred characters, as well as a towering reputation as a literary classic, Proust's novel can seem daunting. But though begun a century ago, in 1909, it is in fact as engaging and relevant to our times as ever. Patrick Alexander is passionate about Proust's genius and appeal--he calls the work "outrageously bawdy and extremely funny"--and in his guide he makes it more accessible to the general reader through detailed plot summaries, historical and cultural background, a guide to the fifty most important characters, maps, family trees, illustrations, and a brief biography of Proust. Essential for readers and book groups currently reading Proust and who want help keeping track of the huge cast and intricate plot, this Reader's Guide is also a wonderful introduction for students and new readers and a memory-refresher for long-time fans.

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    Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time
    A Reader's Guide to Remembrance of Things Past
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Patrick Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 385
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 363 g
    ISBN 13: 9780307472328
    ISBN 10: 0307472329

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25760
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSK
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    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
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    B&T Approval Code: A28400000
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    B&T Approval Code: A24244050
    DC22: 843/.912
    BIC subject category V2: 2ADF
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004150
    Thema V1.0: DSK
    LC classification: PQ2631.R63 A7664 2009
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    15 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Patrick Alexander retired from his position as a director at the University of Miami in 2007 to focus on writing. More information is available at www.proustguide.com.
    Table of contents
    Introduction:  Proust and In Search of Lost Time   PART ONE : What Happens in Proust Overview Summary Synopsis of In Search of Lost Time   Swann's Way     Overture     Combray     Swann in Love     Place-Names: The Name Within a Budding Grove     Madame Swann at Home     Place-Names: The Place The Guermantes Way Cities of the Plain The Captive The Fugitive Time Regained   PART TWO : Who's Who in Proust List of Main Characters Titles Guide to Main Characters   PART THREE: The World of Proust A Brief Life of Marcel Proust Place-Names: The Places Family Education and Professional Life Drugs and Sex The Writer Marcel Proust's Paris Proust's Paris of the Belle Époque Marcel Proust and French History La Belle Époque The Dreyfus Affair   Appendix A. The Seven Novels B. Page References C. Page and Word Count   Suggestions for Further Reading Internet Resources Acknowledgments