The Guermantes Way

In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Marcel Proust - Author

Mark Treharne - Translator

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ISBN 9781101503119 | 640 pages | 31 May 2005 | Penguin Classics | 18 - AND UP
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After the relative intimacy of the first two volumes of In Search of Lost Time, The Guermantes Way opens up a vast, dazzling landscape of fashionable Parisian life in the late nineteenth century, as the narrator enters the brilliant, shallow world of the literary and aristocratic salons. Both a salute to and a devastating satire of a time, place, and culture, The Guermantes Way defines the great tradition of novels that follow the initiation of a young man into the ways of the world. This elegantly packaged new translation will introduce a new generation of American readers to the literary richness of Marcel Proust.

Mark Treharne catches much of the comedy, by turns black, bitter and slapstick. (The Guardian)

Monumental ... One of the greatest of all the modern novels. (Malcolm Bradbury)