In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower by Marcel Proust

In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower

À la recherche du temps perdu #2

Marcel Proust with James Grieve (Translator)

576 pages first pub 1918 (editions)

fiction classics reflective slow-paced

Description

The second volume of In Search of Lost Time, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth centuryJames Grieve's acclaimed new translation of In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower will introduce a new century of American readers to the literary ric...

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Community Reviews Summary of 516 reviews

Moods

reflective 96%
challenging 51%
emotional 32%
relaxing 25%
inspiring 16%
lighthearted 16%
funny 12%
informative 9%
sad 9%
hopeful 6%
adventurous 3%
dark 3%

Pace

slow 93%
medium 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 82% | A mix: 13% | Plot: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 59% | No: 22% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 42% | Yes: 38% | No: 14% | N/A: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 88% | Yes: 11%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 21%

Average rating

4.28

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