Swann's Way | Study Guide

Marcel Proust

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Overview

Author

Marcel Proust

Year Published

1913

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The first-person narrator of Swann's Way looks back on his childhood. Events from the life of the narrator's family friend, Charles Swann, are related in the third person.

Tense

Incidents in Swann's Way are recounted in the past tense, and philosophical musings are given in the present tense.

About the Title

The family of Marcel, the narrator, frequently vacations in the fictional village of Combray, France. There the family likes to take long walks, and one of their favorite paths leads past the villa of family friend Charles Swann; the family refer to this walk as "Swann's Way." Most of the novel tells the story of Swann and his love for Odette Crécy.

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