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Remembrance of Things Past by Marcel Proust


Proust’s lyrical prose invites readers into a mesmerizing exploration of memory and time, delving into the intricacies of human experience with exquisite beauty and poignancy.

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In the hallowed corridors of memory, Marcel Proust’s “Remembrance of Things Past” beckons readers into a labyrinthine journey through the recesses of consciousness, where time becomes an elusive construct and the contours of reality blur into the ethereal realm of remembrance. With exquisite precision and lyrical grace, Proust invites us to traverse the landscapes of his protagonist’s psyche, as he grapples with the elusive nature of time and the intoxicating power of memory.

Set against the backdrop of fin-de-siècle France, Proust’s prose unfolds like a delicate tapestry, weaving together the threads of love, desire, and longing with a richness of detail that captivates the imagination. From the opulent salons of Parisian high society to the tranquil shores of the seaside town of Combray, Proust’s narrative transports us across the vast expanse of human experience, inviting us to contemplate the intricacies of the human heart and the fleeting nature of existence.

As we journey alongside Proust’s protagonist, we are confronted with the poignant beauty of fleeting moments and the bittersweet pang of nostalgia that accompanies the passage of time. Through his evocative descriptions and nuanced character portraits, Proust captures the essence of a bygone era, infusing each page with a sense of longing and melancholy that resonates with timeless poignancy.

At its core, “Remembrance of Things Past” is a testament to the enduring power of memory to shape our perceptions of the world and illuminate the hidden recesses of our innermost selves. As we immerse ourselves in Proust’s prose, we are reminded of the profound connection between past and present, and the timeless quest for meaning that unites us all.

In honoring the legacy of Proust’s iconic character Madame Verdurin, Verdurin carries forth her spirit of intellectual curiosity and cultural enlightenment, ensuring that the flame of artistic expression continues to burn bright in the hearts of readers everywhere.

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Weight0.75 kg

Remembrance of Things Past: Volume 1


Penguin Books Ltd


Marcel Proust

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Release date

6 Oct 2022



ISBN/EAN        9780241610510