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ISBN-10: 0143133594
ISBN-13: 9780143133599
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/08/2019
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H

The Prisoner: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Translator: Carol Clark
Introduction by: Carol Clark
Notes by: Carol Clark
Editor: Christopher Prendergast

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Overview

The long-awaited fifth volume–representing the very summit of Proust’s art (Slate)–in the acclaimed Penguin translation of the greatest literary work of the twentieth century (The New York Times)

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition, with flaps and deckle-edged paper

Carol Clark’s acclaimed translation of The Prisoner introduces a new generation of American readers to the literary riches of Marcel Proust. The fifth volume in Penguin Classics’ superb new edition of In Search of Lost Time–the first completely new translation of Proust’s masterpiece since the 1920s–brings us a more comic and lucid prose than readers of English have previously been able to enjoy.

The titular prisoner is Albertine, the tall, dark orphan with whom Marcel had fallen in love at the end of Sodom and Gomorrah (volume 4). Albertine has moved in with Marcel in his family’s apartment in Paris, where the pair have a seemingly limitless supply of money and are chaperoned only by Marcel’s judgmental family servant, Françoise. Marcel, who worries obsessively about Albertine’s relationships with other women, grows more and more irrational in his attempts to control her, keeping her prisoner in his apartment and buying her couture gowns, furs, and jewelry in an attempt to protect her from herself and from the outside world and. And yet in addition to being a tragedy of possessive love, The Prisoner is also a comedy of human folly and misunderstanding, linked to the other volumes of the larger novel through its themes of class differences, art, irrationality, social snobbery, and, of course, time and memory.

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"A classic work of early modernist literature given new life." –Kirkus Reviews

"The new Penguin Proust offers English readers a stylistic experience that is a far better equivalent of the original than what they have had till now." –The Times Literary Supplement

"Penguin's polyphonic Proust takes you on [an] amazing voyage." –The Independent (London)

"The latest Penguin Proust is a triumph, and will bring this inexhaustible artwork to new audiences throughout the English-speaking world." –The Sunday Telegraph (London)

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ISBN-10: 0143133594
ISBN-13: 9780143133599
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/08/2019
Dimensions: 8.30" L, 5.50" W, 1.40" H
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