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Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust was born in the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871. He began work on In Search of Lost Time sometime around 1908, and the first volume, Swann’s Way, was published in 1913. In 1919 the second volume, Within a Budding Grove, won the Goncourt Prize, bringing Proust great and instantaneous fame. Two subsequent installments—The Guermantes Way (1920–21) and Sodom and Gomorrah (1921)—appeared in his lifetime. The remaining volumes were published following Proust’s death on November 18, 1922: The Captive in 1923, The Fugitive in 1925, and Time Regained in 1927.

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The Collected Poems
Written by Marcel Proust, Introduction by Harold Augenbraum, Noted by Harold Augenbraum
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | March 2013
$25.00/26.50(Canada) | 978-0-14-310690-6 (0-14-310690-2)

For the centennial of Swann's Way: the most complete volume of Proust's poetry ever assembled, in a gorgeous deluxe edition
 

As a young man, Proust wrote both poetry and prose. Even after he embarked on his masterful In Search of Lost Time at the age of thirty-eight, he never stopped writing poetry. His verse is... Read more






Days of Reading
Written by Marcel Proust
Penguin Books | Trade Paperback | October 2009
$11.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-104253-4 (0-14-104253-2)

In these inspiring essays about why we read, Proust explores all the pleasures and trials that we take from books, as well as explaining the beauty of Ruskin and his work, and the joys of losing yourself in literature as a child.

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They... Read more






The Guermantes Way
Written by Marcel Proust, Edited by Christopher Prendergast, Translated by Mark Treharne, Introduction by Mark Treharne, Noted by Mark Treharne
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | May 2005
$25.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303922-8 (0-14-303922-9)

The third volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century

Mark Treharne's acclaimed new translation of The Guermantes Way will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust. The third volume in Penguin Classics' superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time—the... Read more






In Search of Lost Time Volume ISwann'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
$18.00/24.00(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 IIWithin 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 IIIThe 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 IVSodom 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 VThe 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 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






In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
Written by Marcel Proust, Edited by Christopher Prendergast, Translated by James Grieve, Introduction by James Grieve, Noted by James Grieve
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | January 2005
$22.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303907-5 (0-14-303907-5)

The second volume of In Search of Lost Time, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century

James Grieve's acclaimed new translation of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower will introduce a new century of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. As the second volume in...

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Remembrance of Things Past
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | August 1982
$25.00/0.00(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
$25.00/0.00(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
$25.00/0.00(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






Sodom and Gomorrah
Written by Marcel Proust, Edited by Christopher Prendergast, Translated by John Sturrock, Introduction by John Sturrock, Noted by John Sturrock
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2005
$27.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-303931-0 (0-14-303931-8)

The fourth volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century

John Sturrock's acclaimed new translation of Sodom and Gomorrah will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Proust. The fourth volume in this superb edition of In Search of Lost Time—the first completely new... Read more






Swann's Way
Written by Marcel Proust
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1989
$15.95/0.00(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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Swann's Way
Written by Marcel Proust, Edited by Christopher Prendergast, Translated by Lydia Davis, Introduction by Lydia Davis, Noted by Lydia Davis
Penguin Classics | Trade Paperback | November 2004
$18.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-243796-4 (0-14-243796-4)

The first volume of one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, in Lydia Davis's award-winning translation

Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time is one of the most entertaining reading experiences in any language and arguably the finest novel of the twentieth century. But since its original prewar translation... Read more






Swann's Way
Written by Marcel Proust, Illustrated by Jessica Hische, Translated by Lydia Davis
Penguin Books | Hardcover | November 2013
$28.00/0.00(Canada) | 978-0-14-312469-6 (0-14-312469-2)

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features... Read more





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