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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409019039
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2

Within a Budding Grove



The definitive translation of the greatest French novel of the twentieth century

THE ACCLAIMED FULLY REVISED EDITION OF THE SCOTT MONCRIEFF AND KILMARTIN TRANSLATION

Within a Budding Grove describes the first shoots of an astonishing love affair. When Proust's adolescent narrator travels from Paris to the sunny seaside town of Balbec he meets an intriguing set of new acquaintances who provide him with both friendship and entertainment. Most significantly of all he meets a dark-haired girl with sparkling eyes and a tiny beauty spot on her chin: the mysterious Albertine, who will become the great love of his life.

  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409019039
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 656

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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Praise for In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2

Scott Moncrieff's translation was rather like swimming through syrup...Kilmartin and Enright have produced a version that wonderfully proves the greatness of this novel, this novelist. The prose that describes Swann's sexual obsession, for instance, is so good you have to stop after many a paragraph, re-read, think over it

Melvyn Bragg, Guardian

What a genius! Whole pages cascade, like great jazz slaloms

Bill Nighy, The Times

One of the cornerstones of the Western literary canon

The Times

Surely the greatest novelist of the 20th century

Sunday Telegraph

As close to being a definitive English version of the great novel as we are likely to get. This new edition will serve to introduce new generations of readers to what Somerset Maugham rightly described as the greatest novel of our century

Allan Massie, Scotsman

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