Within A Budding Grove

Within A Budding Grove

by Marcel Proust

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Overview

In Search of Lost Time #2

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149375196
Publisher: Tower Publishing
Publication date: 04/17/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 591 KB

About the Author

Proust was born in Auteuil (the southern sector of Paris's then-rustic 16th arrondissement) at the home of his great-uncle, two months after the Treaty of Frankfurt formally ended the Franco-Prussian War. His birth took place during the violence that surrounded the suppression of the Paris Commune, and his childhood corresponds with the consolidation of the French Third Republic. Much of Remembrance of Things Past concerns the vast changes, most particularly the decline of the aristocracy and the rise of the middle classes, that occurred in France during the Third Republic and the fin de si�cle. Proust's father, Achille Adrien Proust, was a famous doctor and epidemiologist, responsible for studying and attempting to remedy the causes and movements of cholera through Europe and Asia; he was the author of many articles and books on medicine and hygiene. Proust's mother, Jeanne Cl�mence Weil, was the daughter of a rich and cultured Jewish family. Her father was a banker. She was highly literate and well-read.

Date of Birth:

July 10, 1871

Date of Death:

November 18, 1922

Place of Birth:

Auteuil, near Paris, France

Place of Death:

Paris, France

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