Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume One)

Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume One)

by Marcel Proust

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Overview

The first volume of Proust's seven-part novel "In Search of Lost Time," also known as "A Remembrance of Things Past," "Swann's Way" is the auspicious beginning of Proust's most prominent work. A mature, unnamed man recalls the details of his commonplace, idyllic existence as a sensitive and intuitive boy in Combray. For a time, the story is narrated through his younger mind in beautiful, almost dream-like prose. In a subsequent section of the volume, the narrator tells of the excruciating romance of his country neighbor, Monsieur Swann. The narrator reverts to his childhood, where he begins a similarly hopeless infatuation with Swann's little daughter, Gilberte. Through a fragmented narrative, Proust examines the thematic importance of memory, time, and art that connect and interweave the protagonist's memories. Considered to be one of the twentieth century's most significant novels, Proust ultimately portrays the volatility of human life in this sweeping contemplation of reality and time. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and follows the translation of C. K. Scott Moncrieff.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420936643
Publisher: Neeland Media LLC
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 886,723
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Date of Birth:

July 10, 1871

Date of Death:

November 18, 1922

Place of Birth:

Auteuil, near Paris, France

Place of Death:

Paris, France

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