Sodom and Gomorrah: In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4 (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Sodom and Gomorrah—now in an outstanding translation by way of John Sturrock—takes up the subject of gay love, female and male, and dwells on how damaging sexual jealousy might be if you undergo it. Proust’s novel is usually an unforgiving research of either the decadent excessive society of Paris and the increase of a philistine bourgeoisie that's in an effort to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in prior volumes now reappear in a special gentle and take middle level, significantly Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he's in love, and the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.
First time in Penguin Classics
A Penguin Classics Deluxe version with French flaps and lush design
The first thoroughly new translation of Proust's novel because the 1920s
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connection with the restorations performed via Viollet-le-Duc and others among 1844 and 1864. 7. these items… mantelpiece: a connection with Edgar Allan Poe’s tale, ‘The Purloined Letter’, which used to be translated into French via Baudelaire and within which a much-sought-for, incriminating letter lies unconcealed. eight. ‘diplomats’: biscuits soaked in rum or kirsch. nine. l. a. Sanseverina: the lively and complex heroine of Stendhal’s novel l. a. Chartreuse de Parme. 10. the Baronne de Rothschild or the.