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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 4: Sodom and Gomorrah: Sodom and Gomorrah v. 4 (Vintage Classics)
1.  In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 4: Sodom and Gomorrah: Sodom and Gomorrah v. 4 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
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  "The best volume of Proust's novel.  Utterly hilarious, and contains the most accomplished characterisation I've ever read."
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In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way: Swann's Way Vol 1 (Vintage Classics)
2.  In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way: Swann's Way Vol 1 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "The most complete of the volumes.  It contains many passages of formidable prose and the sublime novella Swann in Love.  Can be read on its own."
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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 3: The Guermantes Way: Guermantes Way v. 3 (Vintage Classics)
3.  In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 3: The Guermantes Way: Guermantes Way v. 3 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "The most enjoyable of the volumes.  A society novel, if ever there was one, and so delightfully humourous."
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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 5: The Captive & The Fugitive: Captive and the Fugitive Vol 5 (Vintage Classics)
4.  In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 5: The Captive & The Fugitive: Captive and the Fugitive Vol 5 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "Although the slowest and most frustrating volume, the first part contains the most sublime poetry in humn existence.  Part two is a summing up, as it were, in prep for vol 6."
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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2: Within a Budding Grove: Within a Budding Grove Vol 2 (Vintage Classics)
5.  In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2: Within a Budding Grove: Within a Budding Grove Vol 2 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "The ultimate Bildungsroman.  This introduces all the important characters."
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In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 6: Time Regained and A Guide to Proust: Time Regained AND a Guide to Proust v. 6 (Vintage Classics)
6.  In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 6: Time Regained and A Guide to Proust: Time Regained AND a Guide to Proust v. 6 (Vintage Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "Probably the most accomplished in terms of technicality, but my least favourite of the volumes.  It reaches quite a climax, but dpn't expect Grishamian plot-twists, it is all psychological."
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In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4: Sodom and Gomorrah: Sodom and Gomorrah Vol 4 (In Search of Lost Time Vol 4)
7.  In Search of Lost Time, Volume 4: Sodom and Gomorrah: Sodom and Gomorrah Vol 4 (In Search of Lost Time Vol 4) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "I put this here to show which translation not to buy.  This whole edition is uninspired and lacks any humour.  Reissued solely to make a bit of money."
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Proust (LIVES)
8.  Proust (LIVES) by Edmund White
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  "White's biog is by far the best.  Read this after you've read the novel."
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Marcel Proust: A Life
9.  Marcel Proust: A Life by Jean-Yves Tadie
The list author says:
  "Thadie is the foremost knowledge on Proust ever, and worked on the Pleiades volume of the novel.  It is a maximalist work, and badly written, but contains a lot of valuable information."
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Proust: And Three Dialogues with Georges Duthuit (Calderbooks)
10.  Proust: And Three Dialogues with Georges Duthuit (Calderbooks) by Samuel Beckett
The list author says:
  "Beckett's piece, I must admit, I found a bit abstruse.  But where I connected with it, it was phenomenal.  Good enough to be a Beckett text in its own right."
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The Proust Screenplay: 'A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu'
11.  The Proust Screenplay: 'A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu' by Harold Pinter
The list author says:
  "read this before the novel and it will make no sense.  Read it after and it will pale in comparison.  But, certainly, a good effort"
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Selected Letters: 1880-1903 v.1: 1880-1903 Vol 1
12.  Selected Letters: 1880-1903 v.1: 1880-1903 Vol 1 by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "These letters are a bit much to sit through in one go.  I found more of Proust in his narrator, something he knew would be in the public eye, rather than these private missives."
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Proust's Way: A Field Guide to "In Search of Lost Time"
13.  Proust's Way: A Field Guide to "In Search of Lost Time" by Roger Shattuck
The list author says:
  "A good critique.  Contains section on 'Proust's binoculars'.  Current version is updated and has bonus bits"
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Marcel Proust, 1871-1922: A Centenary Volume
14.  Marcel Proust, 1871-1922: A Centenary Volume by Peter Quennell
The list author says:
  "Interesting essays by famous authors with good photos too."
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Monsieur Proust
15.  Monsieur Proust by Celeste Albaret
The list author says:
  "A very bad memoirs by his common and bigotted servant, who goes so far as to claim he was 'straight'.  Ultimately boring."
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Marcel Proust: A Biography (Peregrine books)
16.  Marcel Proust: A Biography (Peregrine books) by George D. Painter
The list author says:
  "Gossipy biography.  Not worth reading, and in addition is largely drawn from the source of Carter's biog."
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Marcel Proust: A Life (Henry McBride Series in Modernism & Modernity)
17.  Marcel Proust: A Life (Henry McBride Series in Modernism & Modernity) by William Carter
The list author says:
  "The original biog, but largely unreadable, due to its droney tone, sadly."
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Pleasures and Regrets
18.  Pleasures and Regrets by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "Contains Proust's first fiction from his twenties.  Some wonderful pieces, if they aren't a little derivative."
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Marcel Proust on Art and Literature, 1896-1919
19.  Marcel Proust on Art and Literature, 1896-1919 by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "His essays, a lot of these seem to have been absorbed into the novel."
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Jean Santeuil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)
20.  Jean Santeuil (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics) by Marcel Proust
The list author says:
  "This was his first novel, but he never finished it.  His parents died in the interime to Lost Time, of which this has none of the magic."
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How Proust Can Change Your Life
21.  How Proust Can Change Your Life by Alain de Botton
The list author says:
  "Utterly meretricious crap.  This so-called academic says nothing of any worth.  Buy it only to burn it."
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