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PROUST, M.: Essential Remembrance of Things Past (The)

Author(s):Proust, Marcel
Artist(s) Jason, Neville, Reader • McMillan, Roy, Reader
Genre Spoken Word
Category Classic Fiction
Catalogue NA898812
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Quality   48kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 30.00
 

 


Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past is one of the world’s most celebrated books. And yet many people are daunted by its formidable size: it is more than 3,000 pages long. In this audio version Proust’s masterpiece is presented in easily accessible form, the author’s major themes and unique style are retained, and the key scenes are linked by a specially written narration. The Essential Remembrance of Things Past is an ideal introduction to one of the landmarks of modern European literature.


   




Review By Nancy Chaplin ,Sound Commentary,April 2011

Literally translated In Search of Lost Time, Proust’s monumental work is over 3,000 pages long; this abridged audio production is a valuable tool for those who want a less daunting exploration into this great work. Consisting of seven volumes, Remembrance of Things Past is a novel that is less about plot than memory itself. Written between1909 and 1922, the narrator (Proust himself) is a sensitive young man who grows up in an upper-crust ménage of artists, elites, effetes, society driven, royalty-crazed, snobs and decadents. The listener is drawn into the dazzling world of the rich with sensual descriptions of gardens, food, fashion, décor. It is a feast for the senses, which are often rudely jarred by the pomposity of the characters. Yet, that

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