PROUST, Marcel; MONCRIEFF, C. K. Scott (trans.)
Swann's Way is the first part of Proust's monumental "In Search of Lost Time" (once translated as "Remembrance of Things Past"), introducing its major themes and its unnamed narrator. The book begins with the narrator's reminiscences of early childhood and his family's various neighbours and acquaintances. He then turns his focus on the wealthy Charles Swann and his relationship with the courtesan Odette. First appearing in 1913, the book remains a bitingly satiric but comical evocation of early 20th century French society and addresses a range of philosophical questions.
- Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
- Edition: n/a
- Date Published: 1923
- Place Published: New York
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very Good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
2 vols. 303; 288 p. 19 cm. Quarter tan cloth with gold design over green boards. Black and gold spine labels are slightly chipped. Ink initials on front free endpapers. Vol. 1 has slight mark on title page.