Swann's Way

Swann's Way

by Marcel Proust and Jessica Hische

Hardback Publication Date: 20/11/2013

  $39.90
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P is for Proust. Swann's Way is one of the preeminent novels of childhood: a sensitive boy's impressions of his family and neighbors, all brought dazzlingly back to life years later by a taste of a madeleine. It also enfolds the short novel "Swann in Love," an incomparable study of sexual jealousy that becomes a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure in In Search of Lost Time. The first volume of the work that established Proust as one of the finest voices of the modern age--satirical, skeptical, confiding, and endlessly varied in his response to the human condition--Swann's Way also stands on its own as a perfect rendering of a life in art, of the past recreated through memory.
ISBN:
9780143124696
9780143124696
Category:
Historical fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20-11-2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
198.37x139.7x35.05mm
Weight:
0.52kg
Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day.

After 1899, however, his suffering from chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing disillusionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life.

He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la recherche du temps perdu. He died in 1922 before publication of the last three volumes of his great work.

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