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  • Published: 6 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781408439180
  • Imprint: BBC DL
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 39 min
  • Narrator: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walters, Imogen Stubbs, Corin Redgrave
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $17.99

In Search of Lost Time

The Way by Swann's




A BBC Radio six-part dramatisation of Marcel Proust's groundbreaking series of novels, tracing the extraordinary story of the author's own life.

A BBC Radio six-part dramatisation of Marcel Proust’s groundbreaking series of novels, tracing the extraordinary story of the author’s own life. Starring James Wilby and Jonathan Firth, and with a distinguished cast including Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs and Corin Redgrave, this rich, multi-layered adaptation brings out all the variety and subtlety of Proust’s magnificent masterpiece. Featuring a fictional version of himself - ‘Marcel’ - and a host of friends, acquaintances and lovers, 'In Search of Lost Time' is Proust’s search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities. ‘Delectable and memorable’ - Guardian ‘The kind of radio you shoo people out of the room for’ - Independent on Sunday

  • Published: 6 July 2009
  • ISBN: 9781408439180
  • Imprint: BBC DL
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 5 hr 39 min
  • Narrator: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walters, Imogen Stubbs, Corin Redgrave
  • Pages: 360
  • RRP: $17.99

About the author

Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. In his twenties he became a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1899, however, his suffering from chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing disillusionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. He slept by day and worked by night, writing letters and devoting himself to the completion of A la recherche du temps perdu. He died in 1922 before publication of the last three volumes of his great work.

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