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Swann's Way

Marcel Proust

Swann's Way is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus In Search of Lost Time. Following the narrator's opening ruminations about the nature of sleep is one of twentieth-century literature's most famous scenes: the eating of the madeleine soaked in a "decoction of lime-flowers," the associative act from which the remainder of the narrative unfurls. After elaborate reminiscences about his childhood with relatives in rural Combray and in urban Paris, Proust's narrator recalls a story regarding Charles Swann, a major figure in his Combray childhood, and his escapades in nineteenth-century privileged Parisian society, revolving around his obsessive love for young socialite Odette de Crécy. Filled with searing, insightful, and humorous criticisms of French society, this novel showcases Proust's innovative prose style. With narration that alternates between first and third person, Swann's Way unconventionally introduces Proust's recurring themes of memory, love, art, and the human experience-and for nearly a century, audiences have deliciously savored each moment.

Swann's Way is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus In Search of Lost Time. Following the narrator's opening ruminations about the nature of sleep is one of twentieth-century literature's most famous scenes: the eating of the madeleine soaked in a "decoction of lime-flowers," the associative act from which the remainder of the narrative unfurls. After elaborate reminiscences about his childhood with relatives in rural Combray and in urban Paris, Proust's narrator recalls a story regarding Charles Swann, a major figure in his Combray childhood, and his escapades in nineteenth-century privileged Parisian society, revolving around his obsessive love for young socialite Odette de Crécy. Filled with searing, insightful, and humorous criticisms of French society, this novel showcases Proust's innovative prose style. With narration that alternates between first and third person, Swann's Way unconventionally introduces Proust's recurring themes of memory, love, art, and the human experience-and for nearly a century, audiences have deliciously savored each moment.
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Swann's Way is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus In Search of Lost Time. Following the narrator's opening ruminations about the nature of sleep is one of twentieth-century literature's most famous scenes: the eating of the madeleine soaked in a "decoction of lime-flowers," the associative act from which the remainder of the narrative unfurls. After elaborate reminiscences about his childhood with relatives in rural Combray and in urban Paris, Proust's narrator recalls a story regarding Charles Swann, a major figure in his Combray childhood, and his escapades in nineteenth-century privileged Parisian society, revolving around his obsessive love for young socialite Odette de Crécy. Filled with searing, insightful, and humorous criticisms of French society, this novel showcases Proust's innovative prose style. With narration that alternates between first and third person, Swann's Way unconventionally introduces Proust's recurring themes of memory, love, art, and the human experience-and for nearly a century, audiences have deliciously savored each moment.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Simon Vance

Length:

17h 26m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

31:57


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:34


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

44:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

44:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

41:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

55:07


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

55:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

36:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

33:13


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

33:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

42:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

41:50


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

44:04


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

47:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

40:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

43:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

41:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

20:13


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

53:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

51:49