Fair. 425 pages. Softcover. Reading copy. BIOGRAPHY. Continues Proust's story from his father's death in 1903 to his own death in 1922. It describes the loss of his beloved mother, the eating of the madeleine that inspired A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, this love for the young chaffeur Agostinelli, the fame that came to him late in life, and finally his race against time to complete his masterwork. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Marcel Proust, French Writers, George D. Painter, Biography, Vinteuil, Charles Swan, GuermantesCombray, Jean Louis Vaudoyer, Emile Straus, John Ruskin, Dr. Adrien Proust, Albert Nahmias, Maurice Maeterlinck, Comte Georges Lauris, Reynaldo Hahn, Andre Gide, Alfred Dreyfus, Nicolas Cottin, Leon Blum, Charles Baudelaire, Alfred Agostinelli).
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