The second volume of Marcel Proust's six-part masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time (À la recherche du temps perdu), finds the narrator emerging from childhood and losing interest in Gilberte, his childhood love. When the unnamed youth departs from Paris to vacation with his grandmother in the South of France, he develops an infatuation with a group of teenage girls — ultimately focusing on Albertine, with whom he will form the most tumultuous relationship of his life.
Awarded the 1919 Prix Goncourt as "the best and most imaginative novel of the year," Within a Budding Grove brought Proust international fame. This installment of his multivolume classic combines subtle observations of social manners and attitudes with keen psychological insights to address questions of art and literature as well as existence and mortality. Drawing from the raw material of his own life, the author explores the chasm between childhood innocence and the disillusionments of maturity to create an enduring work of art.
Book year: 2020
Book pages: 496
Book language: en
File size: 1.37 MB
File type: epub
Published: 19 April 2020 - 14:00