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Remembrance of Things Past #01: Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove

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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.

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'\'The gift-boxed set of the three paperbacks.\''

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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. Volume one includes SWANN'S WAY and WITHIN A BUDDING GROVE.

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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.

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John OBrien, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by John OBrien)
For those without facile French, an excellent English translation of a modern classic. Proust like other literary giants is an indispensible author for anyone curious or hungry to know the arc of modern Western literature -- like him or dislike him, one must read him, at least sample one of his novels to know his range and his place in the literary constellation. Swann's Way is the first volume of his seven volume saga - A La Research du Temp Perdu. His understanding, articulation, and buoyant dissection of the mercies and cruelties of society, love, envy, jealousy, youth, age - in short the whole range of human emotions is Shakespearean in range, craft, drama, plotting and memorable characters. His field is upper class and elite French society - primarily Parisian- at turn of the century (1900). Narrow and parochial at first blush, but, only as Joyce focuses on Dublin, Austin on rural England, and Tolstoy on Russian aristocrats, Cao Xueqin [曹雪芹] on Beijing. For those without Proust but who have not heard the call, one has sadness. For those who aspire to literary sensibility, but who have never sampled this master- in translation or his sinuous French--one has pity and one resists contempt.
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ISBN:
9780394711829
Author:
Proust, Marcel
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
France
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
France Social life and customs Fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
19820831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1056
Dimensions:
7.97 x 5.13 x 1.5 in 2 lb

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