The Modern Library Classics box set of Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time  (Á la recherché du temps perdu)

  • Author:  Marcel Proust  (1871  –  1922)
  • Rank:  #42
  • Published:  1913, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1927
  • Publisher:  Grasset and Gallimard
  • Pages:  4651  (Modern Library Classics)
  • First Line:  “For a long time I would go to bed early.”
  • Last Line:  “So, if I were given long enough to accomplish my work, I should not fail, even if the effect were to make them resemble monsters, to describe men as occupying so considerable a place, compared with the restricted place which is reserved for them in space, a place on the contrary prolonged past measure, for simultaneously, like giants plunged into the years, they touch the distant epochs through which they have lived, between which so many days have come to range themselves – in Time.”
  • ML Edition:  see longer note below
  • Film:  1984 – Swann in Love  (***), 1999 – Time Regained, 2000 – The Captive
  • Read:  Fall, 2003 – Winter, 2004 (more…)