Here is the conclusion to Swann's Way
, Proust's supreme masterpiece. In it, Proust recalls the early youth of Charles Swann in the small town of Combray as seen through the eyes of the narrator. It then shifts to Swann himself, now a fashionable man caught up in turn-of-the-century Paris and a tortured love affair. A scathing, often comic dissection of French society, it is also a portrait of the artist and a discovery of the aesthetic by which the portrait is painted.
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