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Remembrance of Things Past
, 1922. 1922. First Edition . PROUST, Marcel. Remembrance of Things Past. London: Chatto & Windus / Knopf, 1922-31. Eleven volumes. Original blue cloth, uncut and mostly unopened; original dust jacket (Volume II of Within a Budding Grove). $9200.First edition in English of Proust's masterpiece. Issued over a number of years by two different publishers, complete sets are quite rare.In a February 1908 letter Proust mentioned wanting to ""start a rather long work."" Fourteen years and some two million words later, in February of 1922, he wrote, ""A la recherche du temps perdu is scarcely beginning."" Proust died nine months later, still in the midst of revisions and additions. Of his magnum opus he said, ""I have tried to put all my philosophy into it, to make all my `music' resonate."" Cocteau described the work as ""a giant miniature, full of mirages."" In a contemporary review Maurice Rostand said Proust ""comes to us speaking the language he alone speaks and which he has created himself to express his soulÂ… and this masterpiece, at once so lucid and so mysterious, in which he has found the means to express what seems inexpressible, say what seems unsayable
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