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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,498 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN:
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Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien opens Marcel's eyes to a world hidden from him until now. Meanwhile his love for Albertine is poisoned by the suspicion that she is attracted to her own sex. Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plain), Part I, the fourth volume of Marcel Proust's monumental, seven volume Remembrance of Things Past, addresses the subject of homosexual love with insight and understanding. Marcel continues his voyage of discovery though the homosexual world in Sodom and Gomorrah, Part 2, also available from audible.com®. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 2/11/2014

    " Sometimes delicious, sometimes a slog, though I've been reading it so slowly, in fits and starts, that I'm not sure I've got anything cohesive to say about it. Bits and pieces: gay gay gay, the social world and all the humor in it, jealousy, grief, spring and wanting, pettiness, habit and stasis vs. newness and possibility: a long slow summer, learning a place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/31/2013

    " I really didn't like this one much. Only one in which I skipped over certain passages. But ambitious writing and serious attempt to deal with homosexuality, which I am not qualified to judge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D | 12/16/2013

    " The world turns (literally?), the Dreyfus Affair resolved, the adventures of Baron Charlus! and a late encounter with Bloch's uncle, M. Nissim Bernard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bennett | 12/14/2013

    " The worst of the lot. But fragrant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Wright | 11/26/2013

    " Please refer to my review of this work as a whole. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben Dutton | 10/27/2013

    " My reading slowed right down in this volume, but there is still so much to enjoy here, and it is head and shoulders above so much else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles Matthews | 9/1/2013

    " I found the prose in this volume clumsier than in the first three. I don't know if that's the fault of the translator, though I suspect it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 5/22/2012

    " Still enjoying Proust and this journey through a man's memories, now reached the young man phase of his life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dottie | 5/15/2012

    " First 2000/2001. Most reently summer/fall 2007. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa Baish | 2/27/2012

    " no, i actually started reading this this summer (2010). so far, so very delicious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jaclyn | 3/30/2011

    " Falling in love with Baron de Charlus. What a rich character! So bitchy and suave. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adam | 3/25/2011

    " About as rocky as all the other volumes, but so far my personal favorite. His romance is oddly downplayed for most of the book, but the events themselves play out beautifully. Plus, the gay. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tara Isabella | 2/9/2011

    " I love Remembrance of Things Past as a whole (esp. Swann's Way and the Guermantes Way), but for some reason this book didn't work for me the way the others did... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 6/28/2010

    " I really didn't like this one much. Only one in which I skipped over certain passages. But ambitious writing and serious attempt to deal with homosexuality, which I am not qualified to judge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charles | 4/3/2010

    " I found the prose in this volume clumsier than in the first three. I don't know if that's the fault of the translator, though I suspect it is. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Venus | 2/3/2010

    " I would lay my cheeks gently against the comfortable cheeks of my pillow, as plump and blooming as the
    cheeks of babyhood. Or I would strike a match to look at my watch. "

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About the Author
Author Marcel Proust

Marcel Proust (1871–1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic, best known as the author of Remembrance of Things Past, a monumental work of fiction published in seven parts from 1913 to 1927.

About the Narrator

Neville Jason is an award–winning narrator, as well as a television and stage actor. He has earned seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. He is a former member of the Old Vic Company, the English Stage Company, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Birmingham Repertory Company. While training at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he was awarded the diction prize by Sir John Gielgud.