Swann in Love

Marcel Proust, Brian Nelson (Emeritus Professor of French Studies and Translation, Monash University, Melbourne) (Translated by), Adam Watt (Professor of French and comparative studies, University of Exeter) (Edited by)

ISBN: 9780198744894
Published: December 2017

Price: $18.95

Condition: New

'Swann's love . . . could not have been torn out of him without destroying him almost entirely'Swann in Love is a brilliant, devastating novella that tells of infatuation, love, and jealousy. Set against the backdrop of Paris at the end of the nineteenth century, the story of Charles Swann illuminates the fragilities and foibles of human beings when in the grip of desire. Swann is a highly cultured man-about-town who is plunged into turmoil when he falls for a young woman called Odette de Crecy. The novel traces the progress of Swann's emotions with penetrating exactitude as he encounters Odette at the regular gatherings in the salon of the Verdurins. His wilful self-delusion is both poignant and comic, and his tormented feelings play out in scenes of high comedy amongst Odette's socially pretentious circle. Swann in Love is part of Proust's monumental masterpiece In Search of Lost Time, and it is also a captivating self-contained story. This new translation encapsulates the qualities that have secured Proust's reputation, and serves as a perfect introduction to his writing.

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  • ISBN: 9780198744894
  • Published: December 2017
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Width (mm): 139
  • Height (mm): 197
  • Depth (mm): 14
  • Weight (g): 182


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