Swann's Way

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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series: In Search of Lost Time Series No: 1
Imprint: Classics Library
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (22.00 hours)
Product Number: Z2338
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449880750
Narrator/s: George Guidall
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Description

-Includes an exclusive interview with Mary Ann Caws, Distinguished Professor of English, French, and Comparative Literature at CUNY 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. He recalls his childhood, and eventually reconstructs the story of Monsieur Swann and his passion for Odette, a beautiful, but socially inferior woman. Marcel's waking reverie gives rise to fascinating questions about the meaning of time. Swann's Way, with its long passages of intricate introspection, becomes much more accessible and enjoyable with George Guidall's lucid narration.

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Swann's Way
Product Number: BX00006242
Product Number:C2494
Product Number:Z2338

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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Narrator(s): George Guidall
Series:
Product Number C2494
Released: Dec 12, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402571268
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Series:
Product Number DD31874
Released: Sep 29, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400116157
eBook
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series:
Product Number EB00051301
Released: Aug 22, 2013
Business Term: Purchase MultiUse
ISBN: #9781470399740
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00797185
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486115337
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series:
Product Number EB00162705
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780679641780
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series:
Product Number EB00397214
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101501269
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series:
Product Number EB00625565
Released: Nov 18, 2015
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9781101972359
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Series:
Product Number EB00676528
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625580672
eAudio
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Author(s): Marcel Proust
Narrator(s): Neville Jason
Series:
Genre: Classics
Product Number Z100028364
Released: Feb 12, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781843796077

Professional reviews

"Before I listened to this magnificent performance, I groaned at the prospect of having to sit through more than twenty hours of Proust on tape. (And this program represents only half the complete novel.) The highly abstract, paragraph-long sentences! The apparently disconnected flashes of memory and perception that send us careening backward and forward in time! If ever a book demanded to be read and not heard, I thought, surely it was this one. I was wrong. Recorded Books has selected a narrator who makes Proust light-going, if that's imaginable. George Guidall draws us into the banter and gossip of the provincial French bourgeoisie; he makes us feel as if we were at the table with Marcel's family or sharing the parlor with Monsieur Swann's coterie. More impressive still is the ease with which he handles even the most difficult exposition. Try, for instance, Guidall's rendition of "Combray," a complex meditation on Marcel's childhood at his family's country home. What might have been sleep-inducing becomes a haunting, even mesmerizing, experience--the mark of a virtuoso audiobook narrator. J.M. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine"

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