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Swann's Way (MP3 CD)

By Marcel Proust, Simon Vance (Narrated by)
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Description


"Swann's Way" is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus "In Search of Lost Time." Following the narrator's opening ruminations about the nature of sleep is one of twentieth-century literature's most famous scenes: the eating of the madeleine soaked in a "decoction of lime-flowers," the associative act from which the remainder of the narrative unfurls. After elaborate reminiscences about his childhood with relatives in rural Combray and in urban Paris, Proust's narrator recalls a story regarding Charles Swann, a major figure in his Combray childhood, and his escapades in nineteenth-century privileged Parisian society, revolving around his obsessive love for young socialite Odette de CrEcy.
Filled with searing, insightful, and humorous criticisms of French society, this novel showcases Proust's innovative prose style. With narration that alternates between first and third person, "Swann's Way" unconventionally introduces Proust's recurring themes of memory, love, art, and the human experience--and for nearly a century, audiences have deliciously savored each moment.

About the Author


Marcel Proust (1871 1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic, most famous for his autobiographical series of novels, In Search of Lost Time.

Simon Vance is an award-winning actor and an AudioFile Golden Voice with over forty Earphones Awards. He has won twelve prestigious Audie Awards and was "Booklist" s very first Voice of Choice in 2008. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London.

Praise For…


"Audie Award winner Simon Vance elegantly narrates.... [His] handling of the sweeping narrative...is excellent." ---Library Journal Audio Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781400166152
ISBN-10: 1400166152
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: September 29th, 2010
Language: English