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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. 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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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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | June 1998
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75154-7 (0-375-75154-8)

In Swann’s Way, the themes of Proust’s masterpiece are introduced, and the narrator’s childhood in Paris and Combray is recalled, most memorably in the evocation of the famous maternal good-night kiss. The recollection of the narrator’s love for Swann’s daughter Gilberte leads to an account of Swann’s passion for Odette and... Read more






In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1
Written by Marcel Proust
Modern Library | Hardcover | September 1992
$25.00/28.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-60005-3 (0-679-60005-1)

The transmutation of sensation into sentiment, the ebb tide of memory, waves of emotion such as desire, jealousy, and artistic euphoria--this is the material of this enormous and yet singularly light and translucid work.

--VLADIMIR NABOKOV


In the overture to Swann's Way, the themes of the whole of In Search of... Read more






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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75219-3 (0-375-75219-6)

First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann’s Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann’s daughter Gilberte... Read more






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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | November 1998
$18.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75233-9 (0-375-75233-1)

The “Guermantes Way,” in this the third volume of In Search of Lost Time, refers to the path that leads to the Duc and Duchess de Guermantes’s château near Combray. It also represents the narrator’s passage into the rarefied “social kaleidoscope” of the Guermantes’s Paris salon, an important intellectual playground for... Read more






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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75310-7 (0-375-75310-9)

Sodom and Gomorrah opens a new phase of In Search of Lost Time. While watching the pollination of the Duchess de Guer-mantes’s orchid, the narrator secretly observes a sexual encounter between two men. “Flower and plant have no conscious will,” Samuel Beckett wrote of Proust’s representation of sexuality. “They are shameless... Read more






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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$18.00/20.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75311-4 (0-375-75311-7)

The Modern Library’s fifth volume of In Search of Lost Time contains both The Captive (1923) and The Fugitive (1925). In The Captive, Proust’s narrator describes living in his mother’s Paris apartment with his lover, Albertine, and subsequently falling out of love with her. In The Fugitive, the narrator loses Albertine... Read more






In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5
Written by Marcel Proust
Modern Library | Hardcover | May 1993
$24.95/34.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-42477-2 (0-679-42477-6)

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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
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | February 1999
$17.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75312-1 (0-375-75312-5)

Time Regained, the final volume of In Search of Lost Time, begins in the bleak and uncertain years of World War I. Years later, after the war’s end, Proust’s narrator returns to Paris and reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature—his past life. This Modern... Read more






Remembrance of Things Past
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1982
$23.00/(Canada) | 978-0-394-71182-9 (0-394-71182-3)

Here are the first two volumes of Proust’s monumental achievement, Swann’s Way and Within a Budding Grove. The famous overture to Swann's Way sets down the grand themes that govern In Search of Lost Time: as the narrator recalls his childhood in Paris and Combray, exquisite memories, long since passed—his mother’s...

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Remembrance of Things Past
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1982
$25.00/(Canada) | 978-0-394-71183-6 (0-394-71183-1)

Including THE GUERMANTES WAY and CITIES OF THE PLAIN. Read more






Remembrance of Things Past
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1982
$24.00/(Canada) | 978-0-394-71184-3 (0-394-71184-X)

The third and final volume includes THE CAPTIVE, THE FUGITIVE, and TIME REGAINED. Read more






Swann's Way
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1989
$15.95/(Canada) | 978-0-679-72009-6 (0-679-72009-X)

The first volume of Marcel Proust’s monumental masterpiece—in the classic Scott Moncrieff–Kilmartin translation—is not only a perfect introduction to a literary landmark, it also stands on its own as one of the most sensitive renderings of childhood in fiction and a brilliant meditation on the recreation of the past through art...

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