In Search of Lost Time by Marcel ProustIn this opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator seems at first to be launching a fairly traditional life-story. But after the prelude the narrator travels backwards rather than forwards 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, together with the comic antics of the Verdurins...
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel ProustIn the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is a spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator's memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside.
Swann's Way by Marcel ProustSwann's Way introduces the novel's major themes and the narrator, a sensitive man drawn in his youth to fashionable society. Its focus then shifts to Charles Swann, a wealthy connoisseur who moves in high-society circles in nineteenth-century Paris and a victim of an agonizing romance. This masterly evocation of French society and its rendering of a search for a...
French Literary Trivia
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