Remembrance of Things Past - Part 1
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Remembrance of Things Past (French: À la recherche du temps perdu) is a novel in seven volumes by Marcel Proust. His most prominent work, it is popularly known for its length and the notion of involuntary memory (cues encountered in everyday life evoke recollections of the past without conscious effort), the most famous example being the "episode of the madeleine" - Throughout the work many similar instances of involuntary memory, triggered by sensory experiences such as sights, sounds and smells conjure important memories for the narrator and sometimes return attention to an earlier episode of the novel.
Part 1 of this edition of the classic translation by C. K. Scott Moncrieff, contains the first 3 volumes of the monumental work:
- Swann's Way
- Within a Budding Grove - The Guermantes Way