Book :: In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time
By: Marcel Proust
Pages: 4211
Published: 1913
Genre(s): France
Philosophy
Epic
Rating: (5)

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The first volume of Proust's seven-part novel "In Search of Lost Time," also known as "A Remembrance of Things Past," "Swann's Way" is the auspicious beginning of Proust's most prominent work. A mature, unnamed man recalls the details of his commonplace, idyllic existence as a sensitive and intuitive boy in Combray. For a time, the story is narrated through his younger mind in beautiful, almost...

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Mesmerizing! I could not put this hunk of a book down---read the entire oeuvre at work, on the subway, in elevators, waiting in line at the grocery store, at stop lights, every possible second....absolutely amazing experience. ONE DAY I will read it in French...

Jan 4th, 2018

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

A bit difficult to read but great !

Jun 17th, 2016

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Jun 5th, 2015

jwk jwk

One of most personal books I've ever read.

Dec 12th, 2014

SCaballero54 SCaballero54

Read all you may before reading Proust. After Proust there is nothing left to read.

Oct 17th, 2013

In Search of Lost Time appears on these lists...

4th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

2nd on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

41st on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

6th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

33rd on Books of the Century by Waterstone

65th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek