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What would Marcel make of the Kindle?

Amazon.com and the publishers have made a royal mess out of the dueling translations of In Search of Lost Time. You just can't trust what you read on the Amazon website, which mixes and matches translations, and even confuses one volume with another. However, I have tested all the links below. As always, I recommend the Penguin translations, although they've recently been cut back to the first four volumes as far as the American resident is concerned. (They've also gone up significantly in price, with the odd result that often the paperback is cheaper than the digital edition.

Kindle editions are now available in Amazon's British storefront, so I have linked to them below where the books have been listed. (Anyone can buy digital books from the American storefront, but there's generally a surcharge, so if you live in the UK, you should buy through those links.)

The Penguin Proust

  • Vol. 1 - The Way by Swann's (Lydia Davis, translator) Also available in Britain

  • Vol. 2 - In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower (James Grieve, translator) Also available in Britain

  • Vol. 3 - The Guermantes Way (Mark Treharne, translator) Also available in Britain

  • Vol. 4 - Sodom and Gomorrah (John Sturrock, translator) Also available in Britain

  • Vol. 5 - The Prisoner / The Fugitive (Carol Clark / Peter Collier, translators) (not for sale to US customers). Also available in Britain

  • Vol. 6 - Finding Time Again (Ian Patterson, translator) (not for sale to US customers). Also available in Britain

    Modern Library translations

  • Vol. 1 - Swann's Way

  • Vol. 2 - Within a Budding Grove

  • Vol. 3 - The Guermantes Way

  • Vol. 4 - Sodom and Gomorrah

  • Vol. 5 - The Captive / The Fugitive

  • Vol. 6 - Time Regained / A Guide to Proust

    And a bargain!

    The old Remembrance of Things Past is now in the public domain, and an ambitious publisher has rendered it into a very good e-book for the incredible price of $2.99 for all six volumes. See it here. What's more, the French-language version of the original Paris editions is also available. I recommend Amazon's elegant Kindle reader for this purpose.

    Also of interest

  • Classic French Fiction: first 4 volumes of A La Recherche du Temps perdu (in French, evidently public domain, hence not reflecting recent scholarship)

  • The 14-Minute Marcel Proust: Everyone's guide to the greatest novel ever written (this website, basically) Also available in Britain

  • Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time: A Reader's Guide to The Remembrance of Things Past (Patrick Alexander) Also available in Britain