In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way v. 1

In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way v. 1

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By (author) Marcel Proust

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  • Publisher: Modern Library Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 640 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 202mm x 32mm | 460g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375751548
  • ISBN 13: 9780375751547
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 120,619

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The final volume of In Search of Lost Time chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. He reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material for literature - his past life. This volume also includes the indispensable Guide to Proust, an index to all six volumes of the novel. The final volume of a new, definitive text of A la recherche du temps perdu was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new French editions.

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Richard Howard's translation of "The Charterhouse of Parma" for the Modern Library was a national bestseller. Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant," he lives in New York City.

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" Reading "Swann' s Way" was a rapturous experience." -- David Denby

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In "Swann's Way, the themes of Proust's masterpiece are introduced, and the narrator's childhood in Paris and Combray is recalled, most memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. The recollection of the narrator's love for Swann's daughter Gilberte leads to an account of Swann's passion for Odette and the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of "A la recherche du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989).