The Guermantes Way

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Viking, 2004 - Fiction - 619 pages
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Viking’s In Search of Lost Timeis the first completely new translation of Proust’s masterwork since the 1920s. Under Christopher Prendergast’s general editorship, these superb editions bring us a more rich, comic, and lucid Proust than American readers have previously been able to enjoy.

After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Wayopens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Waydefines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world.

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Review: The Guermantes Way ( la recherche du temps perdu #3)

User Review  - Sue - Goodreads

This may be my favorite book of ISOLT so far. Yes there are moments that seemed to go on....and on...a bit, but overall I feel that the narrator became more real, more human, as did many of the people ... Read full review

Review: The Guermantes Way ( la recherche du temps perdu #3)

User Review  - Kelly - Goodreads

Back when I was reading Swann's Way, I expressed the wish that Marcel would relax a bit and let his witty side come out to play more. At the time, things were generally pretty intense and serious ... Read full review


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Marcel Proust (1871–1922) is considered the greatest French writer of the twentieth century.
The Ruins of Paris.

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