Timeless journey through memory and reflection, exploring the complexities of life and time. 📚
🎧 Listening time: 5 hrs and 39 mins
⭐ Community rating: 4.4 / 5
Introduction to In Search of Lost Time
In Search of Lost Time takes readers on a journey through the narrator’s recollections from childhood to adulthood in the high-society France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It explores the concept of time’s passage and the search for meaning in a seemingly simple world.
What is In Search of Lost Time about?
In Search of Lost Time marked a significant break from the typical 19th-century novels that relied on realism and a linear plot, featuring characters driven by action or representing social and cultural values.
Although certain novel aspects explore themes like snobbery, jealousy, and suffering, it is not limited to a tightly woven plot or a predictable evolution. Instead, it embraces a diversity of perspectives and emphasizes the formation of individual experiences.
It touches on deep topics such as the role of memory, separation anxiety, the nature of art, and homosexuality.
Should I listen to In Search of Lost Time audiobook?
Many consider the novel difficult, but it’s a great classic. It serves as an inspiring piece of hope for those who may feel disheartened, believing their lives are unfulfilled due to a lack of a clear purpose.
Above all, it highlights the enduring truth that it is never too late to embrace one’s true calling and pursue their genuine passion in life.
📝 Book Author: Marcel Proust
🎙 Audiobook Narrators: James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, Corin Redgrave
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