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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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Feb 9th, 2023
Apr 28th, 2019
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
A bit difficult to read but great !
Jun 17th, 2016
Jun 5th, 2015
One of most personal books I've ever read.
Dec 12th, 2014
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