Time Regained, the final volume of In Search of Lost Time, begins in the bleak and uncertain years of World War I. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris and reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature—his past life. This Modern Library edition also includes the indispensable Guide to Proust, compiled by Terence Kilmartin and revised by Joanna Kilmartin.
For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of Á la recherché du temps perdu (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliothèque de la Pléiade in 1989).
MARCEL PROUST was born in Auteuil in 1871. The other volumes of À la recherche du temps perdu are Swann's Way (1913), Within a Budding Grove (1919), The Guermantes Way (1920-21), Sodom and Gomorrah (1921), The Captive (1923), and The Fugitive (1925). Proust died in 1922, and the final volumes were published posthumously.