Swann's Way (Abridged / Audio Cassette, Abridged)

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By Marcel Proust, Simon Callow (Narrator)
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In this opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator seems at first to be launching a fairly traditional life-story. But after the prelude the narrator travels backwards rather than forwards in time, in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth. Swann's jealous love for Odette, together with the comic antics of the Verdurins and the adoring members of their 'little clan', provide a prophetic model of the narrator's own love-relationships and peregrinations in salon society. All Proust's great themes - time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation - are here in kernel form.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780001052130
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Publication Date: July 1st, 1996
Pages: 1