In the opening volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator travels backwards in time in order to tell the story of a love affair that had taken place before his own birth.
Swann's jealous love for Odette provides a prophetic model of the narrator's own relationships.
All Proust's great themes - time and memory, love and loss, art and the artistic vocation - are here in kernel form.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 700 pages
- Publisher: Everyman
- Publication Date: 29/06/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841598963