Within a Budding Grove by Marcel Proust (Modern Library)


Hardcover. Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good-/Good. 1924 Random House - Modern Library.

Translated by C.K.Scott Moncrieff

Dust Jacket has chips and tears along edges and spine, but is intact. Spine ever so slightly cocked. Interior clean and unmarked. Well bound.

First published in 1919, Within a Budding Grove was awarded the Prix Goncourt, bringing the author immediate fame. In this second volume of In Search of Lost Time, the narrator turns from the childhood reminiscences of Swann’s Way to memories of his adolescence. Having gradually become indifferent to Swann’s daughter Gilberte, the narrator visits the seaside resort of Balbec with his grandmother and meets a new object of attention—Albertine, “a girl with brilliant, laughing eyes and plump, matt cheeks.”