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Marcel Proust

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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. From 1907, however, he rarely emerged from a cork-lined room in his apartment on the Boulevard Hausman. He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la Réchèrche du Temps Perdu. He died in 1922 before the publication of the last three volumes of his great work.

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The Modern Library In Search of Lost Time, Complete and Unabridged 6-Book Bundle
Remembrance of Things Past, Volumes I-VI
Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by Terence Kilmartin, C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Andreas Mayor


Format: eBook, 4832 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 6, 2012
Price: $49.99

Now in a convenient eBook bundle, this Modern Library edition provides the most authoritative, critically acclaimed translation of Marcel Proust’s masterpiece in six volumes, In Search of Lost Time, which includes Swann’s Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive, The Fugitive, and Time Regained.

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In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5
The Captive, The Fugitive
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 21, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a hardcover.

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In Search of Lost Time Volume I Swann's Way

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin
Introduction by Richard Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: June 23, 1998
Price: $16.00

With a new introduction by Richard Howard—poet, translator, Pulitzer Prize winner, and recipient of a MacArthur "genius" grant.

This is the authoritative English-language edition of Proust's In Search of Lost Time. D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1
Swann's Way
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 5, 1992
Price: $25.00

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In Search of Lost Time Volume II Within a Budding Grove

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $17.00

For this authoritative English-language edition, D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the definitive 1989 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade editions.  This new translation re-establishes Proust's classic as a landmark of world literature.

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In Search of Lost Time Volume III The Guermantes Way

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 864 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 3, 1998
Price: $18.00

For this authoritative English-language edition, D.J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C.K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the definitive 1989 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade editions.  This new translation re-establishes Proust's classic as a landmark of world literature.

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In Search of Lost Time Volume IV Sodom and Gomorrah

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $17.00

"The thing about Proust is his combination of the utmost sensibility with the utmost tenacity. He searches out these butterfly shades to the last grain. . . . And he will I suppose both influence me and make me out of temper with every sentence of my own."
--Virginia Woolf

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In Search of Lost Time Volume V The Captive & The Fugitive

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright
Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 992 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $18.00

"Proust was the greatest novelist of the twentieth century, just as Tolstoy was in the nineteenth."
--Graham Greene

The Modern Library's fifth volume of Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu, contains both The Captive (1923) and The Fugitive (1925). In The Captive, Proust's narrator describes living with his lover, Albertine, in... Read more >

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In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5
The Captive, The Fugitive
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Hardcover, 976 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 18, 1993
Price: $24.95

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Also available as an eBook.

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In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI: Time Regained

Written by Marcel Proust
Revised by D.J. Enright and Joanna Kilmartin
Translated by Andreas Mayor and Terence Kilmartin


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 16, 1999
Price: $17.00

"Proust is perhaps the last great historian of the loves, the society, the intelligence, the diplomacy, the literature, and the art of the Heartbreak House of capitalist culture."
--Edmund Wilson

Time Regained, the final book in Proust's masterpiece, À la recherche du temps perdu, chronicles the years of World War I, when, as... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume I
Swann's Way (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume II
Within a Budding Grove (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $11.99

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume III
The Guermantes Way
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 23, 2000
Price: $12.99

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV
Sodom and Gomorrah (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $12.99

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI
Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook, 768 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 1, 2000
Price: $9.99

Claimed by many as the most significant novel of the twentieth century, Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du  temps perdu) is presented as an unabridged Modern Library eBook bundle containing all six volumes: Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove, The Guermantes Way, Sodom and Gomorrah, The Captive... Read more >

Remembrance of Things Past
Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: eBook, 1056 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $15.99

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Also available as a trade paperback, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Remembrance of Things Past
Swann's Way & Within a Budding Grove
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1982
Price: $23.00

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Remembrance of Things Past
The Guermantes Way & Cities of the Plain
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1216 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1982
Price: $25.00

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Remembrance of Things Past
The Captive, The Fugitive & Time Regained
Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 1152 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 12, 1982
Price: $24.00

A la recherche du temps perdu was originally published in eight parts, the titles and dates of which were: I. Du côté de chez Swann (1913), published in English as Swann's Way; II. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (1919), awarded the Prix Goncourt in the year of publication and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

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Swann's Way

Written by Marcel Proust


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $15.95

Swann's Way is the first and best-known part of one of the landmarks of world literature, Marcel Proust's continuous novel Remembrance of Things Past.  This translation is Terence Kilmartin's 1981 reworking of the original C.K. Scott Moncrieff English translation, taking into account the 1954 Bibliothèque de la Pléiade edition derived by Pierre... Read more >
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