"The Guermantes Way" by Marcel Proust

The Guermantes Way In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 Marcel Proust, William C. Carter

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
20 Nov 2018
ISBN:
9780300186192
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
680 pages: 235 x 190mm
Illustrations:
3 b-w illus.

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.

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for À la Recherche du Temps Perdu, published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. William C. Carter is Distinguished Professor of French Emeritus at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.