Proust-complete Remembrance of Things Past. Hard Cover. No slipcase.
In Search of Lost Time (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) – previously also translated as Remembrance of Things Past – is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871–1922). It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory.The novel was initially published in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927. Translated from the French by C. K. Scott Moncrieff: Volumes I to VI, Stephen Hudson: Volume VII.1.Swann's Way 2.Within a Budding Grove. When published, the novel was awarded the Prix Goncourt in 1919.3.The Guermantes Way 4.Cities Of The Plain (Sodom and Gomorrah )5.The Captive 6.The Sweet Cheat Gone7.Time RegainedThe novel had great influence on twentieth-century literature; some writers have sought to emulate it, others to parody it. In the centenary year of Du côté de chez Swann, Edmund White pronounced À la recherche du temps perdu "the most respected novel of the twentieth century."
Now in a convenient eBook bundle, this Modern Library edition provides the most authoritative, critically acclaimed translation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece in six volumes, In Search of Lost Time, which includes Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained. Graham Greene considered Marcel Proust “the greatest novelist of the twentieth century, just as Tolstoy was in the nineteenth.” Edmund Wilson proposed that he was “perhaps the last great historian of the loves.” And Virginia Woolf celebrated Proust for “his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity.” The prolific French master dazzled many of the most cherished authors of our time, and now his signature work comes alive in this practical and completely accessible eBook bundle. For these Modern Library volumes, D. J. Enright revised the late Terence Kilmartin’s acclaimed reworkings of C. K. Scott Moncrieff’s and Andreas Mayor’s translations to match the definitive French editions published in recent decades. Expertly and lovingly crafted to rival Marcel Proust’s original in elegance, precision, and emotional resonance, here is In Search of Lost Time as it was meant to be read.
Albertine has finally escaped her ‘imprisonment’ from Marcel’s Paris apartment... Not only is Marcel quite unprepared for the effect her flight has on him, but also soon he is devastated by news of an even more irreversible loss.
The gift-boxed set of the three paperbacks.
Remembrance of Things Past (Volumes 1, 2, 3) Slipcase Paperback EditionIn. "Search of Lost Time" (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) - previously also translated as "Remembrance of Things Past" - is a novel in seven volumes, written by Marcel Proust (1871-1922). It is considered to be his most prominent work, known both for its length and its theme of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" which occurs early in the first volume. It gained fame in English in translations by C. K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin as Remembrance of Things Past, but the title In Search of Lost Time, a literal rendering of the French, has gained usage since D. J. Enright adopted it for his revised translation published in 1992. bookanorder from Wikipedia
2-Volume boxed Set of Proust's Rembrance of Things Past. Volume One has a Copyright date of 1934 and Volume Two has a date of 1930,1955, 1956, 1957, and 1970.
3-volume paperback set.
The third and final volume includes THE CAPTIVE, THE FUGITIVE, and TIME REGAINED.
Remembrance of Things Past 2-Volume Hardcover Set in Slipcase: Swann's Way; Within a Budding Grove; The Guermantes Way; Cities of the Plain; The Captive; The Sweet Cheat Gone; The Past Recaptured2265 pp. 8vo. 8 1/2 x 5 7/8. Proust's enormous magnum opus, complete in two volumes, issued with publisher's slipcase. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: "Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust (10 July 1871 ? 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, critic and essayist best known for his monumental À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier translated as Remembrance of Things Past). It was published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927." - WikipediaKeywords: FRENCH LITERATURE WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS FICTION NOVEL
Proust, now a teenager, describes his first separation from his mother, a vacation taken in a high class beach resort in Normandy. Besides the fleeting visions of young girls, he also keenly observes, without acidity but detached amusement, the petty sophistry of the French upper class in its genteel environs, safely removed from the lower ones. An important social question is to know whether the pane of glass will always protect the feast of the marvelous beasts and if the obscure people peering at them through the night will not come and pick them out of their aquarium and eat them.”
In the second volume of Proust’s great novel, the narrator emerges as an actor in the drama of his own life, and as an avid explorer of new worlds social, sexual and artistic. This is Part 2. Swann has now dwindled into a husband for his former mistress Odette, and their daughter Gilberte becomes the adolescent narrator’s playmate and tantalizing love-object. We move from Paris to the seaside town of Balbec, from ritualized social performances to midsummer spontaneity, and from Gilberte to her successor Albertine. In Balbec, the narrator is befriended by the painter Elstir who introduces him both to the craft of painting and to the mysterious ‘little band’ of girls. An artistic education is thus intricately interwoven with a journey of sexual self-discovery. This novel is part of Brilliance Audio's extensive Classic Collection, bringing you timeless masterpieces that you and your family are sure to love.
As the young narrator succumbs to the charms of the enchanting Gilberte, we are presented with an unparalleled account of the pangs of adolescent life. Following an illness, Marcel is sent to recuperate at the seaside resort of Balbec, together with his grandmother.
On the surface a traditional Bildungsroman describing the narrator’s journey of self-discovery, this huge and complex book is also a panoramic and richly comic portrait of France in the author’s lifetime, and a profound meditation on the nature of art, love, time, memory and death. But for most readers it is the characters of the novel who loom the largest: Swann and Odette, Monsieur de Charlus, Morel, the Duchesse de Guermantes, Françoise, Saint-Loup and so many others — Giants, as the author calls them, immersed in Time. In Search of Lost Time is a novel in seven volumes. The novel began to take shape in 1909. Proust continued to work on it until his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to break off. Proust established the structure early on, but even after volumes were initially finished he kept adding new material, and edited one volume after another for publication. The last three of the seven volumes contain oversights and fragmentary or unpolished passages as they existed in draft form at the death of the author; the publication of these parts was overseen by his brother Robert.“In Search of Lost Time” is widely recognized as the major novel of the twentieth century. —Harold BloomAt once the last great classic of French epic prose tradition and the towering precursor of the “nouveau roman”. —Bengt HolmqvistI am in a state of amazement; as if a miracle were being done before my eyes… Proust so titillates my own desire for expression that I can hardly set out the sentence. Oh if I could write like that! —Virginia WoolfThe greatest fiction to date. —W. Somerset MaughamProust is the greatest novelist of the 20th century. —Graham GreeneOur second greatest novel after “War and Peace”. —E. M. Forster
Including THE GUERMANTES WAY and CITIES OF THE PLAIN.
The reader portrays Swann's longing for the former courtesan Odette de Crecy, and Marcel's childish love for their daughter Gilberte, with exceptional passion.
After being spurned by Odette, his love, Swann keeps hoping to get back with her while continuing his highly active social life. This manages to meet with the disapproval of the Verdurins, the head of Odette's social circle. Further ostracism is the result, putting Swann in an ever more desperate situation.
The second installment of Sexto Piso’s illustrated adaptation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time.