Swann's Way by Marcel Proust 1956 A Modern Library Book Complete and Unabridged in One Volume

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Immerse yourself in the nuanced tapestry of Marcel Proust's masterpiece with Swann's Way, a 1956 Modern Library edition, complete and unabridged in one volume. This hardcover book, encased in a dust jacket, spans 661 pages of rich narrative and intricate storytelling.

As the first volume in Proust's monumental work, In Search of Lost Time, it masterfully introduces the themes that echo throughout the series. Swann's Way delves into the recollections of Marcel, a younger version of the narrator, and his life in the French town of Combray. It is a profound evocation of childhood, unrequited love, and the ambiance of the French Belle Époque. While the dust jacket shows signs of wear and tear, as captured in the photos, the book itself remains a timeless journey through memory and experience.


  • Title: Swann's Way
  • Author: Marcel Proust
  • Publication Year: 1956
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Format: Hardcover with Dust Jacket
  • Pages: 661
  • Dimensions: 7x5x1 inches
  • Condition: Wear and tear on the dust jacket, signed by the previous owner.

Three Key Elements:

  • Iconic Work: A pivotal piece in the world of literature, offering a deep exploration of human experience.
  • Timeless Themes: addresses universal themes of memory, love, and the passage of time.
  • Cultural Insight: Provides a vivid portrayal of French society during the Belle Époque.


This vintage book has been previously owned and shows signs of wear, particularly on the dust jacket. We encourage you to view the photos for a better understanding of its condition. Should you need more details or additional images, please feel free to reach out.

In Summation:

Swann's Way is not just a novel; it's a portal to early 20th-century France and a profound journey into the intricacies of memory and time. It stands as a testament to Proust's genius and remains an essential read for anyone who appreciates the depth and richness of literary classics.

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