Swann's Way (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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This text is the translation of the first part of the first volume of "Remembrance of Things Past". It paints a portrait of French society at the close of the 19th century, and reveals a vision of obsessive love.

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In the overture to Swann's Way, the themes of the whole of In Search of Lost Time 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 the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins.

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The first and best known volume of one of the landmarks of world literature. Available separately for those who want to approach Proust carefully!
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