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Prisonniere

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ISBN-10: 2070381773

ISBN-13: 9782070381777

Edition: 1989

Authors: Marcel Proust

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List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: Schoenhof's Foreign Books, Incorporated
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 499
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484

Proust is one of the seminal figures in modern literature, matched only in stature by Joyce, Woolf, Mann and Kafka. By the last decade of the nineteenth century, the charming and ambitious Proust, born into a wealthy bourgeois family, was already a famous Paris socialite who attended the most fashionable salons of the day. The death of his parents in the early years of the twentieth century, coupled with his own increasingly ill health, made of Proust a recluse who confined himself to his cork-lined bedroom on the Boulevard Haussmann. There he concentrated on the composition of his great masterpiece, Remembrance of Things Past (1913--27). In recent years, it was discovered that he had…