In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust’s seven-volume masterpiece, is an examination of French society that almost completely lacks any sense of plot. Needless to say, it caused a sensation when it was first published in 1913. This journal cover shows a page from Proust’s lined notebook with copious notes in the margins.
Like his fellow countryman Honore de Balzac, Proust was a perfectionist and known to revise his proofs over and over. Our cover, with its margins filled with copious notes, shows his constant revisions of page thirty-five of his lined notebook. In fact, he completely rewrote half this first volume four times before finding satisfaction. After publishing the first volume, Proust continued to work on In Search of Lost Time for the rest of his life. When his final illness in the autumn of 1922 forced him to put down the pen, his brother Robert took to editing and compiling the remaining passages and the rest of the volumes were published by 1927.
SIZE: Width:100mmX Height:140mm
PAGE COUNT: 176 Pages
GSM (PAPER WEIGHT):85
Satin ribbon marke
Custom-designed laid paper
100% recycled binder boards
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Threaded stitching and glue, as needed
Acid-free sustainable forest paper
Decorative printed cover paper