The fractured relationship between Albertine and Marcel continues, with Marcel's fixations of his lover's outside interest driving the affair to a bitter conclusion.
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Marcel Proust whiled away the first half of his life as a self-conscious aesthete and social climber. The second half he spent in the creation of the mighty roman-fleuve that is Remembrance of Things Past, memorializing his own dandyism and parvenu hijinks even as he revealed their essential hollowness. Proust begins, of course, at the beginning--with the earliest childhood perceptions and sorrows. Then, over several thousand pages, he retraces the course of his own adolescence and adulthood, democratically dividing his experiences among the narrator and a sprawling cast of characters. Who else has ever decanted life into such ornate, knowing, wrought-iron sentences? Who has subjected love to such merciless microscopy, discriminating between the tiniest variations of desire and self-delusion? Who else has produced a grief-stricken record of time's erosion that can also make you laugh for entire pages? The answer to all these questions is: nobody.From the Inside Flap:
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002270048
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Book Description Chatto and Windus, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Acceptable. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. The book is perfectly readable and fit for use, although it shows signs of previous ownership. The spine is likely creased and the cover scuffed or slightly torn. Textbooks will typically have an amount of underlining and/or highlighting, as well as notes. If this book is over 5 years old, then please expect the pages to be yellowing or to have age spots. Aged book. Please note this book is over 20 years old. It will therefore have tanned pages, age spots and plenty of shelf wear. However, for its age it is still very useable, and a great read. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2074574
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. VOLUME 1 ONLY. 1040 pages. Small mark on front end paper of a removed label or bookplate. Clean hardback. No dust jacket. (Marcel Proust - Remembrance of Things Past: volume 1 - Swann's Way, within a budding grove ). Bookseller Inventory # 084238
Book Description Random House (UK), 1982. Hard cover. Reprint.. 3 volume set. Text in English, French. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. Audience: General/trade. Book Condition: Near fine. DJ Condition: Very good. 3 volumes in very good slipcase. Very good in very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # KensBooks2.0020899
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, U.K., 1982. Cloth Bound. Book Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. 1st edition, 2nd impression copies. Blue cloth covers, gilt spine titles. Covers clean, unbumped, unfaded and unmarked, light under-edge colour-loss shelf wear. Internally clean and unmarked. Unclipped DWs w/o splits, tears or creasing, publisher's price sticker to front tuck-in. Exceptions: Vol. 1 is Very Good with a small (4 x 6mm) grease(?) mark centrally to spine and very slight age soiling to board edges. Vols. 2 & 3 with surface impressions to rear of DW. Heavy set, extra p & p applicable outside of the UK - please inquire. Bookseller Inventory # 004494
Book Description Chatto & Windus, London, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Clean copies, good to very good in dust jackets -no markings; 8.03 X 5.28 X 2.28 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 52686
Book Description London: Chatto & Windus, 1982. Rep. ".based on the Pleiade text, Terence Kilmartin has revised C.K.Scott Moncrieff's original English translation and incorporated new material. Notes, addenda and synopses are included in each volume." Vol.1:Swann's Way. Within a Budding Grove. Vol.2: The Guermantes Way. The Cities of the Plain. Vol.3: The Captive. The Fugitive. Time Regained. Blue cloth, dustwrappers are designed by Enid Marx and all have a removable clear protective wrap. A heavy set. VG/VG. Bookseller Inventory # 44139