In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust

Swann's Way, the first part of A la recherche de temps perdu, Marcel Proust's seven-part cycle, was published in 1913. In it, Proust introduces the themes that run through the entire work. The narrator recalls his childhood, aided by the famous madeleine; and describes M. Swann's passion for Odette. The work is incomparable. Edmund Wilson said "[Proust] has supplied for the first time in literature an equivalent in the full scale for the new theory of modern physics."

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 60720 2004
In Search of Lost Time: v. 2 (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 1101106 $18.87 $14.30 2001
Within a budding grove (His Remembrance of things past) Paperback 3638703 $6.49 $0.01
Within a Budding Grove: Part 1 (Remembrance of Things Past, 3) (Pt. 1) Audio CD 4555535 $26.85 $26.87
The Captive & The Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. V (Modern Library Classics) (v. 5) Paperback 413454 $8.78 $0.49 1999
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5: The Captive, The Fugitive (Modern Library) Kindle Edition 517230 $11.84 2010
Sodom & Gomorrah Audio CD 1050240 $11.89 $12.95
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2: Within a Budding Grove (Modern Library) (v. 2) Hardcover 1172534 $39.27 $0.01 1992
Finding Time Again (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 6) (Vol 6) Hardcover 427251 $157.70 $27.69 2002
Time Regained (Remembrance of Things Past (Naxos Audiobooks)) Audio CD 2511434 $11.36 $11.35
Swann's Way Kindle Edition 42566 $1.99 2012
Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume One) Paperback 459772 $8.20 $20.47 2009
Swann's Way Audio CD 483263 $22.87 $22.29 2010
In Search Of Lost Times Volume 1: v. 1 (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 870474 $18.00 $15.31 2001
In Search of Lost Time (6 Volumes) Hardcover 4434848 $109.34 2000
REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST (illustrated, complete, and unexpurgated 100th Anniversary Edition) (Includes All Seven Volumes (also known as IN SEARCH OF LOST TIME)) Kindle Edition 39443 $3.99 2013
In Search of Lost Time, Volume I: Swann's Way (A Modern Library E-Book): 1 Kindle Edition 163418 $8.84 2000
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1: Swann's Way Hardcover 364902 $6.39 $6.36 1992
Swann's Way: Remembrance of Things Past, book one Mass Market Paperback 1110312 $15.00 $1.05 1998
Swanns Way (Remembrance of Things Past (Naxos Audiobooks)) Audio CD 1193169 $11.17 $16.22 1995
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 108599 $11.84 2005
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower Hardcover 130592 $31.98 $6.98 2004
In Search of Lost Time, Volume II: Within a Budding Grove (A Modern Library E-Book): Within a Budding Grove v. 2 Kindle Edition 267056 $11.99 2000
In Search of Lost Time, Volume III: The Guermantes Way: 3 Kindle Edition 475960 $10.99 2000
In Search of Lost Time, Volume IV: Sodom and Gomorrah (A Modern Library E-Book): 4 Kindle Edition 478959 $12.24 2000
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4: Sodom and Gomorrah Hardcover 1807391 $148.34 $16.92 1993
Sodom and Gomorrah (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4) (Vol 4) Paperback 1236073 $9.23 $4.66 2003
In Search of Lost Time: The Guermantes Way (Volume 3/7) Paperback 3143125 $19.99 2020
In Search of Lost Time Volume IV Sodom and Gomorrah (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 889533 $13.24 $1.67 1999
Swann's Way (Vintage Classics) Paperback 1185077 $2.63 $0.01 1989
Swann's Way (Modern Library Classics) Mass Market Paperback 1835272 $53.28 $0.01 2004
Sodom and Gomorrah (Cities of the Plains) Hardcover 1324898 $34.96 $4.99 2004
Remembrance Of Things Past or In Search Of Lost Time Kindle Edition 201288 $4.99 2012
In Search of Lost Time: Time Regained (Volume 7/7) Paperback 917499 $14.99 2020
In Search of Lost Time: Prisoner/The Fugitive v.5 (Vol 5) Hardcover 3511630 $199.95 2002
In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 3: The Guermantes Way Hardcover 2018242 $126.14 $45.00 1993
In Search of Lost Time Hardcover 3678332 $452.09 2006
Swann's Way, In Search of Lost Time (Deluxe Library Binding) Hardcover 1301604 $29.95 $44.93 2020
In Search Of Lost Time Hardcover 3118849 $16.08 $12.06
Sodom and Gomorrah: (Cities of the Plains) (Remembrance of Things Past, 7) (Part 1) Audio CD 4923560 $10.84 $8.65
SWANN'S WAY (illustrated, complete, and unabridged 100th Anniversary Edition) (In Search of Lost Time (Remembrance of Things Past)) Kindle Edition 132414 $2.99 2013
Within A Budding Grove: In Search of Lost Time, Volume Two Paperback 937916 $12.99 2021
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way: A Graphic Novel Kindle Edition 1691328 2015
Within a Budding Grove: Part 2 (Remembrance of Things Past, 4) (Pt. 2) Audio CD 5809930 $11.94
In Search of Lost Time, Volume VI: Time Regained (A Modern Library E-Book): Time Regained v. 6 (Time Regained - Guide to Proust) Kindle Edition 121742 $9.99 2000
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 2 Paperback 669506 $24.00 2015
In Search of Lost Times Paperback 5122023 $16.19 $37.86 2007
In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] (Mahon Classics) Kindle Edition 265152 2016
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way: A Graphic Novel Hardcover 312502 $21.43 2015
In Search of Lost Time, Vol. II: Within a Budding Grove (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 269875 $12.34 $1.57 1998
Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 Kindle Edition 1787251 $80.75 2021
Swann's Way (AmazonClassics Edition) Kindle Edition 76719 2018
Swann's Way (Penguin Drop Caps) Hardcover 396558 $18.48 $13.85 2013
By Marcel Proust Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past) (Unabridged) Audio CD 888916 $86.81 $73.21
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 6: Time Regained, A Guide to Proust (Time Regained - Guide to Proust) (v. 6) Hardcover 1092721 $59.18 $0.01 1993
Finding Time Again (In Search of Lost Time 6) (v. 6) Paperback 431722 $6.24 $6.24 2003
Swann's Way (Xist Classics) Kindle Edition 414023 2015
Swann's Way Paperback 907986 $8.90 2016
Guermantes Way Hardcover 10900119 $19.99 $421.87
Swann's Way Hardcover 885884 $2.99 $23.15 2018
Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past, Volume One) Kindle Edition 103105 1920
Swann's Way Kindle Edition 569645
Swann's Way - Remembrance of Things Past, Volume 1 Paperback 1198062 $9.56 $22.70 2011
The Fugitive: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 6 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 51783 $26.00 2021
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way: A Graphic Novel Paperback 502924 $14.49 $9.19 2019
Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 Hardcover 2170212 $85.00 2021
Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 104943 $17.59 $9.95 2005
Swann's Way Paperback 932964 $8.67 $3.97 2013
Swann's Way Audio CD 1159524 $24.32 $4,215.00 2010
Sodom and Gomorrah (Remembrance of Things Past, 8) (Pt. 2) Audio CD 4334162 $9.19 $2.33
Swann's Way (Remembrance of Things Past) Audio CD 3408159 $65.56 $59.81 2012
The Way by Swann's (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1) (Vol 1) Paperback 503346 $9.03 $1.80 2003
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 1 Paperback 730270 $18.59 $6.23 2013
In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 2 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 76336 $15.85 $10.28 2005
In Search of Lost Time: Proust 6-pack (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 95240 $60.13 $49.95 2003
Swann's Way (In Search of Lost Time) Paperback 217101 $9.98 2016
The Prisoner and The Fugitive (In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5) (v. 5) Paperback 488776 $11.31 $5.33 2003
In Search of Lost Time: Swann's Way, Vol. 1 Paperback 64789 $10.41 $1.95 2003
In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (Vol. Vol. 2) Paperback 333857 $19.95 2019
The Prisoner: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 189192 2019
In Search of Lost Time (Everyman's Library Classics) Hardcover 580392 $13.37 $13.34 2001
The Guermantes Way Paperback 171381 $11.66 $5.26 2005
The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 Paperback 771162 $19.48 $12.00 2018
The Guermantes Way: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 3 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 601070 2005
In Search of Lost Time [volumes 1 to 7] Kindle Edition 11103 $2.99 2013
The Modern Library In Search of Lost Time, Complete and Unabridged 6-Book Bundle: Remembrance of Things Past, Volumes I-VI (Proust Complete) Kindle Edition 57542 $49.99 2012
Swann's Way Paperback 1132189 $9.22 $6.95 2011
Swann's Way Audio CD 4011562 $52.74 $52.73 2010
In Search of Lost Time: Vol 1 Paperback 526282 $9.39 $2.99 1996
In search of lost time, III: the Guermantes way Hardcover 7694856 $22.19 $12.30
Within a Budding Grove Paperback 8852646 $2.99
The guermantes way - In search of the lost time 3 Kindle Edition 812597 2011
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 15000 $12.00 $5.95 2004
In Search of Lost Time: In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (Vol. Vol. 2) Kindle Edition 744187 2019
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. 1 Paperback 720401 $8.99 2019
The Prisoner: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Paperback 490365 $18.28 2019
Swann's Way: In Search of Lost Time (100 Copy Limited Edition) Hardcover 1396119 $42.14 $72.07 2018
The Guermantes Way: His Remembrance of Things Past Paperback 4406860 $10.00 $0.01
In Search of Lost Time, Volume 5: The Captive, The Fugitive Hardcover 824593 $75.00 $22.18 1993
In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust Paperback 898998 $5.99 2021
Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) Kindle Edition 310248 $12.79 2005
In Search of Lost Time - A Graphic Novel: Swann's Way Hardcover 3332781 $18.35 $17.90 2016
In Search of Lost Time, Vol. III: The Guermantes Way Paperback 904576 $13.84 $3.66 1998
Time Regained: In Search of Lost Time, Vol. VI (Modern Library Classics) Paperback 451735 $12.99 $2.31 1999