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SWANN'S WAY

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Synopsis: SWANN'S WAY

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film "Moonrise Kingdom" to Penguin's own bestsellers "Committed" and "Rules of Civility." With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular "Daily Drop Cap" blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," a 'B' for Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre," and a 'C' for Willa Cather's "My Antonia." It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves. P is for Proust."Swann's Way" is one of the preeminent novels of childhood: a sensitive boy's impressions of his family and neighbors, all brought dazzlingly back to life years later by a taste of a madeleine. It also enfolds the short novel "Swann in Love," an incomparable study of sexual jealousy that becomes a crucial part of the vast, unfolding structure in I"n Search of Lost Time." The first volume of the work that established Proust as one of the finest voices of the modern age--satirical, skeptical, confiding, and endlessly varied in his response to the human condition--"Swann's Way" also stands on its own as a perfect rendering of a life in art, of the past recreated through memory.

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ISBN 9780143124696
Weight 0.68
Publisher PENGUIN PUTNAM INC. U.S.A.
Book Size (cm.) 14.2 x 19.6 x 3.8
Dimension Width(กว้าง)(CM) 12.96
Dimension Length(ยาว)(CM) 12.96
Dimension High(สูง/หนา)(CM) 20.32
Language English
Number of Pages 336

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PROUST, MARCEL

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"Marcel Proust was born in Auteuil as the son of an eminent doctor, Adrien Proust, and his wife, Jeanne Weil, who was from an Alsatian Jewish family. He attended the Lycée Condorcet (1882-1889) and in spite of his severe asthma did his one year military service at Orléans. He then studied law at the Sorbonne and the École des Sciences Politiques. He published his first works, Portraits de Peintres and Plaisirs et les Jours, in 1896. Proust's unpublished works from this period, Jean Santeuil, (an autobiographical work which was never finished) and Contre Sainte-Beuve, (the latter an attack of the criticism of Sainte-Beuve), were discovered in the 1950s.
His earliest love affairs, which had been heterosexual, changed later into homosexual affairs. Among them was Alfred Agostelli, who was married and was killed in an air accident. To the age of 35 Proust lived the life of a social climber in the Paris salons, although he worked for a short time as a lawyer and was also active in the Dreyfuss affair (of which he wrote extensively in A la Recherché) like Émile Zola and other artists and intellectuals.
When Proust's father died in 1903 and his mother in 1905, he withdrew gradually from society, lived in a sound-proof flat devoted himself on the Boulevard Haussmann; there he chiefly to writing and introspection. From 1910 he spent much time in his cork-lined bedroom, often sleeping in the day and working in the night. In 1912 Proust produced the first volume of his seven part major work, Remembrance of Things Past. The second book, which was delayed by the WW I, appeared in 1919, and the next parts made him internatio...

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