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Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust

 Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil in 1871. His father, an eminent Professor of Medicine, was Roman Catholic and his mother was Jewish, factors that were to play an important role in his life and work. He was a brilliant, very literary schoolboy, and later a half-hearted student of law and political science. In his twenties he became an assiduous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. During this period he published a volume of sketches and stories, Les Plaisirs et le jours, and between 1895 and 1900 wrote a novel, Jean Santeuil, which was in many ways a first draft for his masterpiece A la recherche du temps perdu. After 1899 his chronic asthma, the death of his parents and his growing impatience with society caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. In the early 1900s he produced celebrated literary pastiches and translations of Ruskin, The Bible of Amiens and Sesame and Lilies and it was during this period that he wrote Contre Sainte-Beuve, although it was not published until 1954. From 1907, he rarely emerged from a sound-proofed room in his apartment on the Boulevard Hausmann in Paris, in order to insulate himself against the distractions of city life as well as the effect of the trees and flowers which he loved but which brought on his attacks of asthma. 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 the publication of the last three books of his great work. With la recherche du temps perdu Proust attempted the perfect rendering of life in art, of the past recreated through memory. It is both a portrait of the artist and a discovery of the aesthetic by which the portrait is painted, and it was to have an immense influence on the literature of the twentieth century.

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English : Biography, Memoirs

Adolescent/Adult

131710 Letters to the Lady Upstairs £10.00
 

French : Classics/Modern Classics

050064 Swann in Love £8.99
 
359757 The Way by Swann's (In Search of Lost Time. Part 1) £9.99
 

French : Annotated Texts

117701 Combray £16.99
 

French : Commentaries

004398 Proust: Un amour de Swann £11.75
 

French : Non-Fiction

144886 Chroniques £8.10
 
077565 L'humour de Marcel Proust £7.35
 

French : Short Stories

007608 Les plaisirs et les jours, suivi de L'indifférent et autres textes £10.50
 

French : Comic Strip/cartoon

078354 Tome 1. Combray £15.50
 
078355 Tome 2. A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (Première partie) £15.50
 
078356 Tome 3. A l'ombre des jeunes en fleurs (Deuxième partie) £15.50
 
078357 Tome 4. Un amour de Swann (Première partie) £13.95
 
078567 Tome 5. Un amour de Swann (Deuxième partie) £14.95
 
078392 Tome 6. Noms de pays: le nom £15.95
 

French : Classics/Modern Classics

072765 "Cher ami..." Histoire épistolaire de la publication d'A la recherche £9.95
 
341968 Ça peut pas faire de mal £23.95
 
007053 A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (A la recherche du temps perdu 2) £12.50
 
078378 A la recherche du temps perdu £34.50
 
076813 A la recherche du temps perdu, I a IV £276.00
 
275798 Combray £6.85
 
070390 Correspondance £8.65
 
007856 Du côté de chez Swann £10.95
 
110897 Du côté de chez Swann £7.00
 
151758 Du côté de chez Swann £21.50
 
076581 Du côté de chez Swann: Combray £6.20
 
152955 Jean Santeuil £18.95
 
005655 Journées de lecture £2.90
 
005652 L'affaire Lemoine £2.90
 
005646 La fin de la jalousie £2.90
 
007055 La prisonnière (A la recherche du temps perdu 5) £11.75
 
112985 La prisonniere £12.95
 
116877 Le côté de Guermantes (A la recherche du temps perdu III) £22.95
 
363454 Le mysterieux correspondant et autres nouvelles £20.95
 
007060 Le temps retrouvé (A la recherche du temps perdu 7) £11.95
 
076911 Les intermittences du coeur £6.95
 
079635 Lettres au duc de Valentinois £13.95
 
364245 Marcel Proust en verve: mots, propos, aphorismes £7.40
 
076383 Précaution inutile £15.95
 
007054 Sodome et Gomorrhe (A la recherche du temps perdu 4) £13.95
 
363153 Sur la lecture £6.80
 
285877 Un amour de Swann £6.55
 
006571 Un amour de Swann £6.80
 
007340 Vacances de Pâques et autres chroniques £2.75
 
004026 Du côté de chez Swann £10.95
 
006085 Du côté de chez Swann £10.95
 
007480 Du côté de chez Swann (A la recherche du temps perdu 1) £8.15
 
006086 A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs £9.95
 
004035 A l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs (Volume 1) £9.95
 
006087 Le côté de Guermantes £13.75
 
007603 Le côté de Guermantes (A la recherche du temps perdu 3) £12.50
 
006102 Sodome et Gomorrhe £10.95
 
006124 La prisonnière £11.95
 
330089 La prisonnière £18.75
 
006146 Albertine disparue £11.95
 
007607 Albertine disparue (A la recherche du temps perdu 6) £12.50
 
006159 Le temps retrouvé £13.75
 
004063 Sodome et Gomorrhe (Volume 2) £12.50
 
004064 La prisonnière £12.95
 

French : Biography, Memoirs

152954 Lettres à Reynaldo Hahn £34.95
 
079843 Lettres à sa voisine £13.95
 

French : Bilingual Books

143570 Great short stories from pleasures of days £11.99
 
114046 Swann's Way £3.99
 

Italian : Classics/Modern Classics

032425 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto £34.50
 
035754 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto - VI Albertine scomparsa £9.55
 
035925 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto - VII Il tempo ritrovato £9.55
 
110255 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto I Dalla parte di Swann £12.95
 
035113 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto V - La prigioniera £9.95
 
032777 Alla ricerca del tempo perduto VOLL I-VII £58.00
 
031501 Dalla parte di Swann VOLI Alla ricerca del tempo perduto £11.95
 

Spanish : Classics/Modern Classics

109768 La fugitiva. En busca del tiempo perdido 6 £19.95
 
325851 La prisionera. En busca del tiempo perdido 5 £21.50
 

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