Remembrance of Things Past
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  • 1
    Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

    Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Swann’s Way is the first of seven volumes in Remembrance of Things Past. It sets the scene with the narrator’s memories being famously provoked by the taste of that little cake, the madeleine, accompanied by a cup of lime-flowered tea. It is an unmatched portrait of fin-de-siècle France.

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    Swann's Way | Marcel Proust, Scott Moncrieff - translator

    Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust, Scott Moncrieff - translator
    • Narrated By George Guidall
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    Swann’s Way is the first and best-known part of Proust’s monumental work, Remembrance of Things Past. Often compared to a symphony, this complex masterpiece is ideally suited for audio. Listening lets you appreciate anew the incredible beauty of Proust’s language and the uniqueness of his style. The novel’s narrator, Marcel, finds the true meaning of experience in memories stimulated by some random object or event.

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    Swann's Way | Marcel Proust

    Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    Swann's Way is the first novel of Marcel Proust's seven-volume magnum opus In Search of Lost Time. 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....

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    Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way | Marcel Proust, Scott Moncrieff - translator

    Remembrance of Things Past: Swann's Way

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust, Scott Moncrieff - translator
    • Narrated By John Rowe
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    Swann's Way is Marcel Proust's literary masterpiece and the first part of the multivolume audiobook Remembrance of Things Past. In the opening volume, the narrator travels back in time to recall his childhood and to introduce the listener to Charles Swann, a wealthy friend of the family and celebrity in the Parisian social scene. He again travels back, this time to the youth of Charles Swann in the French town of Combray, to tell the story of the love affair that took place before his own birth.

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    Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2 | Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)

    Within a Budding Grove: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust, C. K. Scott Moncrieff (translator)
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th century literature. Within a Budding Grove is the second of seven volumes. The young narrator, experiencing his youthful sexuality, falls under the spell of a group of adolescent girls, succumbs to the charms of the enchanting Gilberte, and visits a brothel where he meets Rachel. His impressions of life are also stimulated by the painter, Elstir, and his encounter with another girl, Albertine.

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    Within a Budding Grove | Marcel Proust

    Within a Budding Grove

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By John Rowe
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    In the second volume of Proust's great novel, the narrator emerges as an actor in the drama of his own life. Swann has now dwindled into a husband for his former mistress, Odette, and their daughter, Gilberte, becomes the adolescent narrator's playmate and tantalising love object. We move from Paris to the seaside town of Balbec, from ritualised social performances to midsummer spontaneity and from Gilberte to her successor Albertine.

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  • 3
    The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3 | Marcel Proust

    The Guermantes Way: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (28 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. The Guermantes Way is the third of seven volumes. The narrator penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. Proust describes vividly the struggles for political, social, and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. He also finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.

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  • 4
    Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4 | Marcel Proust

    Sodom and Gomorrah: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrator’s eyes are opened to a world hidden from him until now; he suspects that Albertine is attracted to her own sex.

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  • 5
    The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5 | Marcel Proust

    The Captive: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 5

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s widely praised abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, after numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours. The Captive is the fifth of seven volumes. The Narrator’s obsessive love for Albertine makes her virtually a captive in his Paris apartment. He suspects she may be attracted to her own sex.

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    The Fugitive: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 6 | Marcel Proust

    The Fugitive: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 6

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s unabridged recording of the work runs to 150 hours. Marcel's obsessive feelings of possession for Albertine have forced her to flee. It comes as a terrible shock and is followed by further destabilizing news about other friends.

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  • 7
    Time Regained: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 7 | Marcel Proust

    Time Regained: Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 7

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Marcel Proust
    • Narrated By Neville Jason
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    Lost in the blacked-out streets of Paris during the First World War, Marcel stumbles into a brothel and accidentally witnesses a shocking scene involving the Baron de Charlus. Later, at a reception given by the Prince de Guermates, his meditations on the passage of time lead to his determination to embark on his life's work at last.

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