Synopses & Reviews
The long-awaited penultimate volume--"the very summit of Proust's art" (Slate)--in the acclaimed Penguin translation of Marcel Proust's greatest work, in time for the 150th anniversary of his birth
"The greatest literary work of the twentieth century." --The New York Times
A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Peter Collier's acclaimed translation of The Fugitive introduces a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. The sixth and penultimate volume in Penguin Classics' superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time--the first completely new translation of Proust's masterpiece since the 1920s--brings us a more comic and lucid prose than readers of English have previously been able to enjoy.
"Miss Albertine has left " So begins The Fugitive, the second part of what is often referred to as "the Albertine cycle," or books five and six of In Search of Lost Time. As Marcel struggles to endure and vanquish his loss, he ends up in an anguished search for the essential truth of the enigmatic Albertine (the titular "fugitive"), whose love affairs with other women provoke in him jealousy and a new understanding of sexuality. Finally, he lets go of her and begins to find himself, discovering his own long-lost inner sources of creativity.