Swann's Way (Modern Library) (Paperback)

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By Marcel Proust, Richard Howard (Introduction by), C. K. Scott Moncrieff (Translator)
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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 the rise of the nouveaux riches Verdurins.

For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of la recherch du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Biblioth que de la Pl iade in 1989).

About the Author

Richard Howard's translation of The Charterhouse of Parma for the Modern Library was a national bestseller. Winner of numerous awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, and recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant," he lives in New York City.

Praise For…

“Reading Swann’s Way was a rapturous experience.”—David Denby

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375751547
ISBN-10: 0375751548
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: June 23rd, 1998
Pages: 656
Language: English
Series: Modern Library (Paperback)