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Volume one of the French classic,
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This review is from: Remembrance of Things Past Volume One: 1 (Classics of World Literature) (Paperback)
This is an okay translation (it being the first) but it's a bit of a slog and unfortunately Mr Moncrieff does get a couple of things confused, ie. the relationship of some characters.
I would recommend instead the following volumes, as they are more modern translations (by Terence Kilmartin) and are therefore easier to read:
In Search Of Lost Time Vol 1: Swann's Way
In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 2: Within a Budding Grove
In Search Of Lost Time, Vol 3: The Guermantes Way
Also Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time: A Reader's Guide for a general introduction to the work.