Within a Budding Grove
"In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower" (bowdlerized by Scottish translator Scott Moncrieff as "Within a Budding Grove") is the second volume of Proust's heptalogy, "In Search of Lost Time" (called after a Shakespeare line "Remembrance of Things Past" by Scott Moncrieff). Shadow insightfully deals with adolescent longing, and continues Proust's profound meditation on the nature of memory. The original French version was awarded the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 1919.
NOTE: This book contains language that would have been considered appropriate at the time and which may not be appropriate today. (Summary by ScientificMethodist, Note by KHand)
Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs, Literary Fiction
Group: In Search of Lost Time