Famous for its daunting difficulty, Marcel Proust s In Search of Lost Time remains a thrilling yet endlessly challenging literary experience. Now, in what might be likened to a piano reduction of an orchestral score, Stephane Heuet re-presents Proust for the reader who has always dreamed of reading him but was put off by the sheer magnitude of the undertaking. Newly translated by Arthur Goldhammer, this adaptation reveals the fundamental architecture of Proust s work while displaying a remarkable fidelity to his language as well as the novel s circular rhythm and themes of time, art, and the elusiveness of memory. In this first volume, Swann s Way, Heuet and Goldhammer use Proust s own discerning observations to render the narrator s childhood home, the town of Combray, like never before. Whether you are looking to brush up or sample for the first time, this graphic adaptation of In Search of Lost Time is the perfect introduction to Proust s masterpiece."