In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is Proust’s spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator’s memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. At the heart of the story lie his relationships with his grandmother and with the Swann family. As a meditation... show more
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower is Proust’s spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrator’s memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. At the heart of the story lie his relationships with his grandmother and with the Swann family. As a meditation on different forms of love, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower has no equal. Here, Proust introduces some of his greatest comic inventions, from the magnificently dull M. de Norpois to the enchanting Robert de Saint-Loup. It is memorable as well for the first appearance of the two figures who for better or worse are to dominate the narrator’s life—the Baron de Charlus and the mysterious Albertine.
Publish date: January 25th 2005
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, French Literature
Series: À la recherche du temps perdu (#2)
--Within a Budding Grove (In Search of Lost Time Volume II)NotesAddendaSynopsis
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