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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: Neville Jason Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Within a Budding Grove, Part 1 is the second volume of Proust's monumental, seven volume, quasi-autobiographical novel Remembrance of Things Past, which has been described as one of the greatest works of imagination of all time. As the young narrator succumbs to the charms of the enchanting Gilberte, the author presents us with an unparalleled account of the pangs of adolescent love. Proust has created from the raw material of his life a work of art of unsurpassed originality, filled with his own uniquely sensitive and subtle spirit. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Emily | 1/30/2014

    " Certainly not a book to be read in one sitting. Though a bit worn out by lengthy (and occasionally even repugnant) details about bourgeois Parisian society life in Swann's Way and continued in Within a Budding Grove, I continue to be charmed by Proust's richly evocative and insightful (not to mention artfully phenomenological) narration of his experiences and memories. Proust's view of the world is truly enchanted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Chris Schaeffer | 1/23/2014

    " I finished this in the waiting room of an Auto-Zone in suburban Pennsylvania on Christmas Day, just like Proust would have wanted it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scott Van Der Velde | 1/15/2014

    " An exhausting, brilliant journey. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by mike | 1/1/2014

    " This is even better than "Swann's Way." "

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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.