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    In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way v.1 (Paperback) By (author) Marcel Proust, Volume editor Terence Kilmartin, Volume editor D.j. Enright, Translated by Terence Kilmartin, Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Translated by D.j. Enright

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    DescriptionThis is an acclaimed, fully revised edition of the Scott Moncrieff and Kilmartin translation. In the opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann's jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator's own relationships. All Proust's great themes - time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation - are here in kernel form.


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    Title
    In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way v.1
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Marcel Proust, Volume editor Terence Kilmartin, Volume editor D.j. Enright, Translated by Terence Kilmartin, Translated by C. K. Scott-Moncrieff, Translated by D.j. Enright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099362210
    ISBN 10: 009936221X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    BIC E4L: CLA
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 843.912
    Libri: B-232
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    16 December 1996
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1889, however, his suffering from chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing disillustionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la recherche du temps perdu. He died in 1922 before publication of the last three volumes of his great life's work.
    Review quote
    "My advice is to plunge straight into Volume 1, Swann's Way there are many who swear the experience has permanently enriched their lives" Daily Mail "One of the cornerstones of the Western literary canon" The Times "Surely the greatest novelist of the 20th century" Sunday Telegraph "As close to being a definitive English version of the great novel as we are likely to get" Scotsman "Proust isn't just the most profound of novelists, but the most entertaining, too. No reader ever forgets his most killingly funny scenes... Proust sinks deepest in readers because the book is so exhaustively analytical, so ceaselessly truthful. Not the least of it is the book's heavenly length, so that it inevitably takes over your life for a long stretch... the experience of reading it becomes, in itself, an unforgettable thing" Independent
    Review text
    People think they don't need to bother with Proust. They know about the madeleine, they know it's about remembering the past, they know that not much happens and they know it's 3000 pages long. People speak about getting to the end of it in the same way as they talk of climbing Everest or running the marathon - but this is all wrong. It's not hard to read and gathers you up in its momentum. It is also horribly funny, heartbreaking, beautifully observed and intelligent with a clarity that makes you feel intelligent as well. First in the series. First of six volumes. Review by Nicci French, whose books include 'The Memory Game' (Kirkus UK)