Remembrance of Things Past, Vol.1: Swann's Way; Within a Budding Grove: v. 1 (Penguin Modern Classics)

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Edition Twentieth Century Classics published by Penguin Books, 1989. Translated by C.K. Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin. Contains TWO volumes: Swann's Way, and Within A Budding Grove. ISBN: 0-14-018222-5. PAPERBACK. 1052 pages. Just light tan to paper edges. Other than that this unread copy remains in very good condition throughout: Soft cover in good form; text all clean, neat and tight. Prompt dispatch from UK.

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Scott Moncrieff's [volumes] belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces ... his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced (A. N. Wilson)

For the reader wishing to tackle Proust your guide must be C K Scott Moncrieff ... There are some who believe his headily perfumed translation of À la recherche du temps perdu conjures Belle Époque France more vividly even than the original (Telegraph)

I was more interested and fascinated by your rendering than by Proust's creation (Joseph Conrad to Scott Moncrieff)

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'And suddenly the memory returns. The taste was that of the little crumb of madeleine which on Sunday mornings at Combray ... my aunt Léonie used to give me, dipping it first in her own cup of real or of lime-flower tea'

At once intimate and epic, Proust's transformative novel follows one man's search for meaning in his life, from childhood through love affairs, jealousy, desire and loss to the discovery of his vocation - and salvation - in art. Scott Moncrieff's masterly early-twentieth-century translation of Remembrance of Things Past captures both Proust's grandeur and lyricism, and is now regarded as an immortal classic in its own right. This volume contains Swann's Way and Within a Budding Grove, reflecting on the narrator's impressions of his idyllic childhood, and his first meeting with the mysterious Albertine.

'Scott Moncrieff's volumes belong to that special category of translations which are themselves literary masterpieces ... his book is one of those translations, such as the Authorized Version of the Bible itself, which can never be displaced' A. N. Wilson

Translated by C. K. Scott Moncrieff

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