New Release Books by Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust is the author of The Sweet Cheat Gone (2021), The Captive (2021), Cities of the Plain (2021), Swann's Way (2021), Sodom and Gomorrah (2021) and other 379 books.

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The Sweet Cheat Gone

release date: Nov 18, 2021
The Sweet Cheat Gone
The Sweet Cheat Gone Marcel Proust - This is Volume 6 of Marcel Proust''s In Search Of Lost Time. The Narrator is anguished at Albertine''s departure and absence. He dispatches Saint-Loup to convince her aunt Mme Bontemps to send her back, but Albertine insists the Narrator should ask, and she will gladly return. The Narrator lies and replies he is done with her, but she just agrees with him. He writes to her that he will marry Andrée, then hears from Saint-Loup of the failure of his mission to the aunt. Desperate, he begs Albertine to return, but receives word: she has died in a riding accident. He receives two last letters from her: one wishing him and Andrée well, and one asking if she can return. The Narrator plunges into suffering amid the many different memories of Albertine, intimately linked to all of his everyday sensations.

The Captive

release date: Nov 16, 2021
The Captive
The Captive Marcel Proust - In The Captive, Prousts narrator describes living in his mothers Paris apartment with his lover, Albertine, and subsequently falling out of love with her.The longest book I''ve ever read, longer than those with many more pages. I don''t mean the complete Search -- I''m referring to this volume, a mere 936 pages that took me forever. If I''m honest with this impression, I should admit that I find Proust sort of stupefying most of the time. I can only read 15 pages at a time without dosing off or reaching for my phone. But every once in a while there''s an image or insight that makes it all worthwhile. I mean, the book is regularly studded with the best of things I look for in books, my copy is regularly dogeared, but this installment is dense and nutso. For the most part, Marcel is with Albertine but doesn''t want to be with her ("The Captive"), but once she''s gone ("The Fugitive") he''s obsessed with her again, madly in love, until he learns of her sudden spoiler alert. Most of the musing seems to be about whether Albertine is getting it on with women

Cities of the Plain

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Cities of the Plain
Cities of the Plain Marcel Proust - In this fourth volume, Prousts novel takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love and examines how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it. Sodom and Gomorrah is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that will inevitably supplant it.

Swann's Way

release date: Oct 18, 2021
Swann's Way
Swanns Way Marcel Proust - When the narrator of Swanns Way dips a petite madeleine into hot tea, the act transports him to his childhood in the French town of Combray. Out of his Pandoras box of reflections comes a memory of an old family friend, Swanna man who was long ago undone by romantic desire and cruel reality. In this reverie lie the insights the author seeks about his own life and ageless truths about the ephemeral nature of emotions, places, and, ultimately, love.A masterful ode to memorys power to haunt the heart and nourish the soul, this first volume of Prousts magnum opus, In Search of Lost Time, remains an unmatched accomplishment in the Western literary canon.A psychological self-portrait, a clear-eyed social study, and a profound meditation upon the artistic process, Marcel Proust''s monumental, encyclopedic masterpiece A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) changed the course of 20th-century literature. Swann''s Way, the first volume, introduces the novel''s major themes and its unnamed narrator, an introspective man drawn, in his youth, to fashionable society, like the author himself. Through his narrator''s consciousness, Proust offers readers a comprehensive portrait of the high society of Paris from the 1870s through the First World War.Swann''s Way begins with the narrator''s reminiscences of early childhood -- including, famously, his evocative memory of eating a pastry called a madeleine -- and his fascination with what seemed the separate worlds of his family''s various neighbors and acquaintances. He then turns his focus to the wealthy connoisseur Charles Swann and his obsessive relationship with the vulgar but radiant courtesan Odette, chronicling in detail the milieu in which it is enacted and its unfortunate effects on him.Du cote de chez Swann first appeared in 1913. It is a bitingly satiric, often comic evocation of French society that addresses a range of philosophical questions about perception, memory, desire, art, family, and politics. On its own or as part of a larger work, it is a rich search for a reality that transcends the passage of time.

Sodom and Gomorrah

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Sodom and Gomorrah
An authoritative new edition of the fourth volume in Marcel Proust''s epic masterwork, In Search of Lost Time series Marcel Proust''s monumental seven-part novel In Search of Lost Time is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. The fourth volume, Sodom and Gomorrah, is notable for its pioneering discussion of homosexuality. After its publication, Colette wrote to Proust, "No one has written pages such as these on homosexuals, no one!" This edition is edited and annotated by noted Proust scholar William C. Carter, who endeavors to bring the classic C. K. Scott Moncrieff translation closer to the spirit and style of the original.

The Mysterious Correspondent

release date: Jun 03, 2021
The Mysterious Correspondent
Newly discovered stories from one of the great storytellers of the twentieth century Throughout Proust''s life, nine of his short stories remained unseen - the writer never spoke of them. Why did he choose not to publish them along with the others? One possible answer is that he was developing his themes in preparation for his masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time; another is that the stories were too audacious - too near to life - for the censorious society of the time. In these stories, published here for the first time, we find an intimate picture of a young author full of darkness and melancholy, longing to reveal his true self to the world.

The Shorter Proust

release date: Sep 30, 2021
The Shorter Proust
''A la Recherche du Temps Perdu'' by Marcel Proust is a magnificent and towering achievement of French literature, published in English translation in twelve volumes between 1922 and 1931, and totalling nearly one and a half million words. It is difficult for many readers to find the time and motivation needed to keep going through to the end as Proust has a rich and sometimes discursive style. However, a powerful structure underlies the whole work which is not revealed till the last chapter. The Shorter Proust, which is less than a quarter of the original, includes all the crucial characters, places and themes needed to understand this and omits everything else. It is not intended to improve the original novels by editing, as many wonderful passages and descriptions have been left out. The style of the book in its vocabulary and sentence structure is unaltered. Nothing is paraphrased or condensed. The text reads as a continuous lively narrative with much of Proust''s wit and humour and follows the sequence of the original, showing the development of all the major characters and including all the incidents which are referred to in the closing passages which resolve the whole novel. Proust himself encouraged the publication of "selected passages showing a coherent whole which is not diffused and will make one want to read the whole book" and this is the aim of this selection. It is intended to inspire the reader to go to the full text and enjoy individual sections in the knowledge of where they fit into the whole.

In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (Vol. Vol. 2)

release date: Dec 03, 2019
In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (Vol. Vol. 2)
Celebrated as a “literary gateway drug” to Proust’s masterpiece (NPR), the New York Times–best-selling graphic adaptation continues with this highly anticipated new volume. In what renowned translator Arthur Goldhammer called “a piano reduction of an orchestral score,” the first volume of Stéphane Heuet’s adaptation of In Search of Lost Time electrified the graphic community like no other—re-presenting the novel for anyone who has always dreamed of reading Proust but was put off by the sheer magnitude of the undertaking. Whereas the first volume described the narrator’s childhood in the pastoral town of Combray, the second volume portrays the narrator’s foray into adolescence, set in the opulent seaside resort of Balbec. Preserving Proust’s original dissection of the spontaneity of youth, translator Laura Marris captures the narrator’s infatuation with his playmates—his memories of their intoxicating afternoons together unfolding as if in a dream. Featuring some of Proust’s most memorable characters—from mysterious Charlus to beguiling young Albertine—this second volume becomes a necessary companion piece for any lover of modern literature.

Within A Budding Grove Annotated

release date: Aug 25, 2021
Within A Budding Grove Annotated
Within a Budding Grove is a second part of a famous novel In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past), written by Marcel Proust and known as one of the 100 best books of all time. The novel recounts the experiences of the Narrator while growing up, participating in society, falling in love, and learning about art.

In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2

release date: Jul 21, 2021

The Prisoner

release date: Jan 08, 2019
The Prisoner
The long-awaited fifth volume--representing "the very summit of Proust''s art" (Slate)--in the acclaimed Penguin translation of "the greatest literary work of the twentieth century" (The New York Times) A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper Carol Clark''s acclaimed translation of The Prisoner introduces a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. The fifth volume in Penguin Classics'' superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time--the first completely new translation of Proust''s masterpiece since the 1920s--brings us a more comic and lucid prose than readers of English have previously been able to enjoy. The titular "prisoner" is Albertine, the tall, dark orphan with whom Marcel had fallen in love at the end of Sodom and Gomorrah (volume 4). Albertine has moved in with Marcel in his family''s apartment in Paris, where the pair have a seemingly limitless supply of money and are chaperoned only by Marcel''s judgmental family servant, Françoise. Marcel, who worries obsessively about Albertine''s relationships with other women, grows more and more irrational in his attempts to control her, keeping her prisoner in his apartment and buying her couture gowns, furs, and jewelry in an attempt to protect her from herself and from the outside world and. And yet in addition to being a tragedy of possessive love, The Prisoner is also a comedy of human folly and misunderstanding, linked to the other volumes of the larger novel through its themes of class differences, art, irrationality, social snobbery, and, of course, time and memory.

The Guermantes Way

release date: Nov 01, 2018
The Guermantes Way
An authoritative new edition of the third volume in Marcel Proust’s epic masterwork, In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust’s monumental seven-part novel In Search of Lost Time is considered by many to be the greatest novel of the twentieth century. This edition of volume three, The Guermantes Way, is edited and annotated by noted Proust scholar William C. Carter, who endeavors to bring the classic C. K. Scott Moncrieff translation closer to the spirit and style of the author’s original text. Continuing the story begun in Swann’s Way and In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, The Guermantes Way follows Proust’s young protagonist as he advances through aristocratic French society in late-nineteenth-century Paris. A departure from the intimacy of the sprawling novel’s previous two installments, part three unfolds against a colorful backdrop of Parisian life, moving from literary salon to opulent social gathering to provide a biting and satirical commentary on culture, human foibles, the ways of the world, and the irretrievable loss of time.

The Greatest Classics Ever Written

release date: Sep 30, 2018
The Greatest Classics Ever Written
e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited and formatted collection of the greatest world classics: Les Misérables (Victor Hugo) The Call of the Wild (Jack London) Walden (Henry David Thoreau) Anna Karenina (Leo Tolstoy) War and Peace (Leo Tolstoy) Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoevsky) Art of War (Sun Tzu) Dead Souls (Nikolai Gogol) Don Quixote (Miguel de Cervantes) Dona Perfecta (Benito Pérez Galdós) A Doll''s House (Henrik Ibsen) Gitanjali (Rabindranath Tagore) The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes (Anonymous) Life is a Dream (Pedro Calderon de la Barca) The Divine Comedy (Dante) Decameron (Giovanni Boccaccio) The Prince (Machiavelli) Arabian Nights Hamlet (Shakespeare) Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare) Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe) Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen) Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) Jane Eyre (Charlotte Brontë) Wuthering Heights (Emily Brontë) Great Expectations (Charles Dickens) Ulysses (James Joyce) Pygmalion (George Bernard Shaw) Ivanhoe (Sir Walter Scott) Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson) Peter and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain) Moby-Dick (Herman Melville) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman) The Raven (Edgar Allan Poe) Anne of Green Gables (L. M. Montgomery) Iliad & Odyssey (Homer) The Republic (Plato) Faust, a Tragedy (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) Siddhartha (Herman Hesse) Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Friedrich Nietzsche) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Jules Verne) Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Jules Verne) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Victor Hugo) The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire) The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) The Poison Tree (Bankim Chandra Chatterjee) Shakuntala (Kalidasa) Rámáyan of Válmíki (Válmíki) Tao Te Ching (Laozi) The Analects of Confucius (Confucius) Hung Lou Meng or, The Dream of the Red Chamber (Cao Xueqin) Two Years in the Forbidden City (Princess Der Ling) Bushido, the Soul of Japan (Inazo Nitobé) The Book of Tea (Kakuzo Okakura) Botchan (Soseki Natsume)…

Time Regained

release date: Jun 13, 2018
Time Regained
The final volume of Remembrance of Things Past chronicles the years of World War I, when, as M. de Charlus reflects on a moonlit walk, Paris threatens to become another Pompeii. Years later, after the war''s end, Proust''s narrator returns to Paris, where Mme. Verdurin has become the Princesse de Guermantes. He reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material for literature-his past life.

The Sweet Cheat Gone (The Fugitive)

release date: May 12, 2018
The Sweet Cheat Gone (The Fugitive)
In the sixth volume of the series fitting seems that Proust''s past actions conclude with a fair resolution. The captive is now the fugitive. Like in previous volumes, envy and distrusts eventually reveals unsuspected and unwanted revelations that leads Proust to reconcile himself with his melancholy. But unfortunately happiness still running away for him, and the marriage of his once good friends face him against his own misery which he tries to cover with indifference.

Pleasures and Days

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Pleasures and Days
Proust''s only other work of fiction published in his lifetime apart from the monumental novel cycle In Search of Lost Time, Pleasures and Days takes the reader on a journey through the high-society circles of fin-de-siecle Paris, presenting the lives, loves and attitudes of a host of unforgettable characters.

Swann's Way Annotated

release date: Dec 14, 2021
Swann's Way Annotated
In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) is a semi-autobiographical novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is popularly known for its extended length and the notion of involuntary memory, the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine". Still widely referred to in English as Remembrance of Things Past, the title In Search of Lost Time, a more accurate rendering of the French, has gained in usage since D.J. Enright''s 1992 revision of the earlier translation by C.K. Scott-Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin.Swann''s Way is the first volume.
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