Swann’s way

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In the opening volume of Proust’s great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann’s jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator’s own relationships. All Proust’s great themes – time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation – are here in kernel form.

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The definitive translation of a truly great French novel – Proust’s beautiful, atmospheric story of memory and loss.

This is the first volume of In Search of Lost Time, one of the greatest French novels of the twentieth century. Travelling back through time, the narrator tells the story of events long since past – his childhood happiness and sadness, and memories brought famously back to life by the taste of a madeleine. His family’s friend and neighbour, the aristocratic Swann, weaves through the tale. We learn of Swann’s passionate love affair with Odette, a jealous love that creates a model for the narrator’s own relationships. All Proust’s great themes begin here: time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation.

THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION

The best translation available: ‘A really major, significant achievement, and one that you should put on your Christmas list immediately’ Guardian

VINTAGE FRENCH CLASSICS – six masterpieces of French fiction in collectable editions.

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Weight 388 g
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 3.5 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

544

Language

English

Edition

Reprint

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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