Swann's Way

byMarcel ProustTranslated byLydia DavisIllustratorJessica Hische

November 5, 2013|
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust

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P is for Proust. Swann's Way is one of the preeminent novels of childhood: a sensitive boy's impressions of his family and neighbors, all brought dazzlingly back to life years later by a taste of a madeleine. It also enfolds the short novel "Swann in Love," an incomparable study of sexual jealousy that becomes a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure in In Search of Lost Time. The first volume of the work that established Proust as one of the finest voices of the modern age—satirical, skeptical, confiding, and endlessly varied in his response to the human condition—Swann's Way also stands on its own as a perfect rendering of a life in art, of the past recreated through memory.
Title:Swann's WayFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:496 pages, 7.81 X 5.5 X 1.5 inShipping dimensions:496 pages, 7.81 X 5.5 X 1.5 inPublished:November 5, 2013Publisher:Penguin BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143124692

ISBN - 13:9780143124696

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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