One of the greatest, most entertaining reading experiences in any language, Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time Vol. 1: The Way by Swann’s is published in a new translation from the French by Lydia Davis in Penguin Classics.
The Way by Swann’s is one of the great novels of childhood, depicting the impressions of a sensitive boy of his family and neighbours, brought dazzlingly back to life by the famous taste of a madeleine.
It contains the separate short novel, A Love of Swann’s, a study of sexual jealousy that forms a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure of In Search of Lost Time. This book established Proust as one of the greatest voices of the modern age – satirical, sceptical, confiding and endlessly varied in his responses to the human condition.
Paperback; 496 pages; 342g;