In Search of Lost Time : The Way by Swann's v. 1, Paperback

In Search of Lost Time : The Way by Swann's v. 1 Paperback

Edited by Christopher Prendergast

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Since the original prewar translation, there has been no completely new rendering of the French original into English.

This translation brings to the fore a more sharply engaged, comic and lucid Proust. "In Search of Lost Time" is one of the greatest, most entertaining reading experiences in any language.

As the great story unfolds from its magical opening scenes to its devastating end, it is the Penguin Proust that makes Proust accessible to a new generation.

Each volume is translated by a different, superb translator working under the general editorship of Professor Christopher Prendergast, University of Cambridge.




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I finally finished this after I made myself avoid other more entertaining books and buckled down for the ride.<br/><br/>Proust is not easy reading, and to this day I'm only marginally aware of what actually happened in this book. That said, there is a plot to it if you can pay attention and make it through the stream-of-consciousness meanderings. The way he plays with words makes it worth the price of entry, mind you; but this is not for plot and action junkies. In fact I'm not even sure you'll care much for the characters. Near as I can tell, it's about a kid remembering a rich guy he knew as a kid, who fell in love with a slutty chick and married her despite not liking her, and then the kid falls for the rich guy's daughter. <br/><br/>The worst part? I kinda miss the style and voice, and feel compelled to keep reading the remaining five books in the series. Help me.

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