"Time Regained," the final volume of "In Search of Lost Time," begins in the bleak and uncertain years of World War I. Years later, after the war's end, Proust's narrator returns to Paris and reflects on time, reality, jealousy, artistic creation, and the raw material of literature his past life. This Modern Library edition also includes the indispensable "Guide to Proust," compiled by Terence Kilmartin and revised by Joanna Kilmartin. For this authoritative English-language edition, D. J. Enright has revised the late Terence Kilmartin's acclaimed reworking of C. K. Scott Moncrieff's translation to take into account the new definitive French editions of "A la recherche du temps perdu" (the final volume of these new editions was published by the Bibliotheque de la Pleiade in 1989).
About the Author
Marcel Proust (1871 1922) was a French novelist, essayist, and critic, most famous for his autobiographical series of novels, In Search of Lost Time.
About the translator: Terence Kilmartin was literary editor of the Observer from 1952 until 1987. His revision of Scott Moncrieff's translation of Remembrance of Things Past(1981) was widely acclaimed. He has also translated books by Henry de Montherlant, Malraux and de Gaulle.
“Proust is perhaps the last great historian of the loves.” —Edmund Wilson