Review: The Shorter Proust

Peter Lawrence reviews The Shorter Proust: An abridged edition of Remembrance Of Things Past by Marcel Proust, translated by C K Scott Moncrieff, edited by Jim Putz

'The text flows beautifully and there is no sense of jumping from excerpt to excerpt.' | Photo: Book cover detail from The Shorter Proust

Some years ago I decided that, if I wished to consider myself well read, I should read Remembrance of Things Past in its entirety, all 3,300 pages of it. I dutifully set myself a daily reading schedule with the aim of getting through the entire behemoth within the year.

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