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 À la recherche 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 the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871. He began work on
In Search of Lost Time sometime around 1908, and the first volume,
Swann’s Way, was published in 1913. In 1919 the second volume,
Within a Budding Grove, won the Goncourt Prize, bringing Proust great and instantaneous fame. Two subsequent installments—
The Guermantes Way (1920–21) and
Sodom and Gomorrah (1921)—appeared in his lifetime. The remaining volumes were published following Proust’s death on November 18, 1922:
The Captive in 1923,
The Fugitive in 1925, and
Time Regained in 1927.