The Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 6 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 6 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Marcel Proust (1871-1922) was born in Auteuil, France. In his early twenties, he was a conspicuous society figure, frequenting the most fashionable Paris salons of the day. After 1899, however, his chronic asthma, the death of his parents, and his growing disillusionment with humanity caused him to lead an increasingly retired life. From 1907 on, he rarely emerged from his apartment, where he devoted himself to the completion of
In Search of Lost Time.
Peter Collier (translator) is a fellow of Sidney Sussex College and a former senior lecturer in French at the University of Cambridge. He has previously translated Pierre Bourdieu's
Homo Academicus and Émile Zola's
Germinal, and is the author of
Proust and Venice.
Christopher Prendergast (general editor) is a professor emeritus of French literature at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of King's College.