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PROUST, M.: Remembrance of Things Past, Vol. 3: Guermantes Way (The) (Unabridged)

Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th-century literature. Neville Jason’s widely praised 36-CD abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, upon numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours.

The Guermantes Way is the third of seven volumes. The narrator penetrates the inner sanctum of Paris high society and falls in love with the fascinating Duchesse de Guermantes. Proust describes vividly the struggles for political, social and sexual supremacy played out beneath a veneer of elegant manners. He also finds himself pursued by the predatory Baron de Charlus.



Disc 1

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The twittering of the birds at daybreak… 00:06:30
2.   Play with flash player And yet the fairy must perish if we come in contact… 00:04:36
3.   Play with flash player What form was assumed in my mind by this name… 00:08:12
4.   Play with flash player In the parties which she gave… 00:07:23
5.   Play with flash player 'Ah! Combray, Combray!' she cried. 00:06:32
6.   Play with flash player This new friend of Françoise was very little at home… 00:05:53
7.   Play with flash player As soon as she had shut the window again… 00:06:57
8.   Play with flash player 'I can well believe that it is something…' 00:07:41
9.   Play with flash player What annoyed her more than anything… 00:05:20
10.   Play with flash player And it became all the more essential… 00:09:15
11.   Play with flash player But if the Hotel de Guermantes began for me… 00:06:31
12.   Play with flash player As one of Mme de Guermantes's footmen was in the habit… 00:04:11


Disc 2

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player That villa, that opera - box, into which Mme de Guermantes… 00:04:46
2.   Play with flash player That evening as, armed with the ticket… 00:05:56
3.   Play with flash player Next to me were some common people… 00:05:55
4.   Play with flash player Like a mighty goddess who presides from far aloft… 00:06:51
5.   Play with flash player 'That fat fellow is the Marquis de Ganancay,'… 00:08:19
6.   Play with flash player I no longer felt the same indulgence… 00:09:18
7.   Play with flash player My own impression, to tell the truth… 00:04:44
8.   Play with flash player I thought so at first. 00:06:34
9.   Play with flash player Just as the curtain was rising on this second play… 00:06:58
10.   Play with flash player The explanation of Mme de Cambremer's presence… 00:06:42
11.   Play with flash player Mme de Cambremer was trying to make out… 00:07:15
12.   Play with flash player On coming home from the Opéra - Comique… 00:05:58


Disc 3

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Why did I one morning… 00:04:45
2.   Play with flash player I should not myself have felt that Mme de Guermantes… 00:06:07
3.   Play with flash player To return to Françoise… 00:07:03
4.   Play with flash player I was genuinely in love with Mme de Guermantes. 00:05:55
5.   Play with flash player The friendship, the admiration that Saint - Loup felt for me… 00:07:54
6.   Play with flash player At that moment a sergeant who was exercising a horse… 00:09:39
7.   Play with flash player To return to the problem of sounds… 00:06:08
8.   Play with flash player The silence, though only relative, which reigned… 00:07:03
9.   Play with flash player Robert, without being aware of its cause… 00:07:37
10.   Play with flash player If I wished to go out or to come in… 00:09:07
11.   Play with flash player What one has meant to do during the day… 00:08:02


Disc 4

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player When I had finished sleeping… 00:06:09
2.   Play with flash player But soon I was constantly going to see the regiment… 00:06:39
3.   Play with flash player One of them said that the Captain had bought a new horse. 00:05:07
4.   Play with flash player On leaving the barracks I would take a stroll… 00:09:04
5.   Play with flash player The wind grew stronger. 00:05:32
6.   Play with flash player 'Robert, this is hardly the time or the place…' 00:06:01
7.   Play with flash player Which was exactly what he had just been doing… 00:05:31
8.   Play with flash player On the third evening, one of his friends… 00:06:40
9.   Play with flash player At this point I was interrupted by Saint - Loup… 00:07:59
10.   Play with flash player Partly out of courtesy to his friends… 00:10:28
11.   Play with flash player The enunciation of these theories by Saint - Loup made me happy. 00:10:11


Disc 5

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Saint - Loup is quite right…' 00:06:30
2.   Play with flash player When the conversation became general… 00:07:22
3.   Play with flash player I breathed a sigh of relief when I realised… 00:08:49
4.   Play with flash player All the same I could see that, during the hour that followed… 00:06:46
5.   Play with flash player 'Listen, if you don't mind. Just one last word…' 00:05:13
6.   Play with flash player For I continued my eager demands… 00:05:01
7.   Play with flash player If the Prince de Borodino was not prepared… 00:04:32
8.   Play with flash player Son, doubtless, or grandson of an Emperor… 00:07:46
9.   Play with flash player And, the moment our call has sounded… 00:09:19
10.   Play with flash player When I came among Robert and his friends… 00:05:35
11.   Play with flash player 'You haven't seen Sergeant Saint - Loup, have you…' 00:04:20
12.   Play with flash player Alas, this phantom was just what I did see… 00:07:29


Disc 6

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Meanwhile the winter was drawing to an end. 00:05:02
2.   Play with flash player She was now wearing lighter, or at any rate brighter, clothes… 00:07:53
3.   Play with flash player Saint - Loup came to Paris for a few hours only. 00:06:30
4.   Play with flash player My father had informed us that he now knew… 00:07:41
5.   Play with flash player My father had also another encounter about this time… 00:06:31
6.   Play with flash player I left the house early, with Françoise complaining bitterly… 00:07:32
7.   Play with flash player Never had Robert spoken to me so tenderly of his friend… 00:05:59
8.   Play with flash player Suddenly Saint - Loup appeared… 00:08:23
9.   Play with flash player It was not 'Rachel when from the Lord'… 00:10:59
10.   Play with flash player It was, by the way, quite true that she was 'literary'. 00:08:07
11.   Play with flash player She seemed anxious to pacify Robert… 00:04:42


Disc 7

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player If we were not yet in the theatre… 00:05:57
2.   Play with flash player Presently came a message that Robert was waiting… 00:07:17
3.   Play with flash player One number in the programme I found extremely trying. 00:08:49
4.   Play with flash player When, the curtain having fallen, we moved on to the stage… 00:06:08
5.   Play with flash player A group of men – journalists – noticing the look of fury… 00:07:06
6.   Play with flash player At that moment I saw Saint - Loup raise his arm… 00:07:53
7.   Play with flash player These incidents, particularly the one that was weighing… 00:08:43
8.   Play with flash player Moreover, talent is not a separate appendage… 00:07:39
9.   Play with flash player On the occasion of this first call… 00:08:44
10.   Play with flash player 'Oh, Ministers, my dear sir,' Mme. de Villeparisis was saying… 00:05:48
11.   Play with flash player Earlier in the day Mme de Villeparisis might have been… 00:05:09


Disc 8

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Presently there came into the room… 00:09:13
2.   Play with flash player 'I understand, sir, that you thinkin' of writin' somethin'…' 00:07:01
3.   Play with flash player Meanwhile I had been talking to Bloch… 00:08:15
4.   Play with flash player Presently Mme de Villeparisis sat down again at her desk… 00:08:10
5.   Play with flash player That admirable writer G – entered the room… 00:08:36
6.   Play with flash player If, in the drawing - room of Mme de Villeparisis… 00:07:10
7.   Play with flash player The presence of Bergotte by my side… 00:05:49
8.   Play with flash player Everyone had gathered round Mme. de Villeparisis… 00:05:50
9.   Play with flash player Mme de Villeparisis rang the bell… 00:05:28
10.   Play with flash player 'I have better news,' she murmured in my ear… 00:07:07
11.   Play with flash player She rang the bell… 00:06:00


Disc 9

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'You must speak loud,' she warned Bloch… 00:07:06
2.   Play with flash player Before M de Norpois, under constraint from his hostess… 00:07:19
3.   Play with flash player 'You know who we're talking about, Basin' the Duchess asked… 00:06:41
4.   Play with flash player 'Seven Princesses! Dear, dear, what a snob she must be!' 00:05:15
5.   Play with flash player 'Tell me, my dear aunt,' M. de Guermantes inquired… 00:06:32
6.   Play with flash player Bloch was flattered by this picture of himself… 00:05:53
7.   Play with flash player M. de Guermantes uttered the words… 00:07:23
8.   Play with flash player 'I think you're all equally tiresome…' 00:08:48
9.   Play with flash player Possibly the explanation of M. de Norpois speaking in this way… 00:07:31
10.   Play with flash player 'You aren't going to Mme de Sagan's ball this evening' 00:06:29
11.   Play with flash player M. de Norpois put these questions to Bloch… 00:04:28
12.   Play with flash player Bloch coloured; M. d'Argencourt smiled… 00:06:00


Disc 10

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Full of curiosity and anxious to have more light thrown… 00:08:58
2.   Play with flash player In the country, Mme de Marsantes was adored… 00:06:02
3.   Play with flash player A faint smile made Mme de Guermantes's eyelashes quiver… 00:06:21
4.   Play with flash player The Prince's name preserved in the boldness… 00:06:04
5.   Play with flash player But Prince von Faffenheim was no simpleton. 00:08:45
6.   Play with flash player The following winter the Prince was seriously ill… 00:09:04
7.   Play with flash player The arrival of Mme Swann had a special interest for me… 00:06:05
8.   Play with flash player For the rest, Charles Morel seemed to have… 00:05:34
9.   Play with flash player Mme de Villeparisis meanwhile… 00:05:40
10.   Play with flash player I studied M. de Charlus. 00:05:39
11.   Play with flash player I have recorded a long way back… 00:04:55
12.   Play with flash player I was anxious nevertheless for information… 00:06:25


Disc 11

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Robert called me away to the far end of the room… 00:07:42
2.   Play with flash player I should have liked to reply… 00:08:04
3.   Play with flash player I was fully aware that my company… 00:07:06
4.   Play with flash player Anxiously Mme de Marsantes bade me good - bye. 00:04:14
5.   Play with flash player As I went downstairs I heard behind me a voice… 00:04:46
6.   Play with flash player 'You have enough intelligence, I suppose…' 00:06:11
7.   Play with flash player I warned him that, anyhow, Mme Bloch no longer existed… 00:04:57
8.   Play with flash player 'Let us return to yourself,' he said… 00:05:51
9.   Play with flash player 'I am sorry about that,' said M. de Charlus. 00:09:19
10.   Play with flash player As for myself, no sooner had I turned in at our gate… 00:06:54
11.   Play with flash player Cottard had told us to take her temperature. 00:07:07
12.   Play with flash player In spite of this more special competence… 00:07:09


Disc 12

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Inasmuch as a great part of what doctors know… 00:07:51
2.   Play with flash player 'But do you want me to take a cure like that, Sir' 00:08:44
3.   Play with flash player I was startled to see her so flushed… 00:06:39
4.   Play with flash player Finally my grandmother emerged… 00:05:37
5.   Play with flash player Just as I was signalling to a cabman… 00:06:23
6.   Play with flash player And if Legrandin had looked back at us… 00:07:01
7.   Play with flash player The sun was sinking, it burnished an interminable wall… 00:07:07
8.   Play with flash player My mother and I (whose falsehood was exposed…) 00:08:11
9.   Play with flash player 'Oh! My dear, it's dreadful to have to stay in bed…' 00:05:27
10.   Play with flash player My grandmother's illness gave occasion to various people… 00:06:46
11.   Play with flash player People of taste and refinement tell us nowadays… 00:08:45


Disc 13

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the sixth day… 00:06:07
2.   Play with flash player There came a time when her uraemic trouble… 00:06:38
3.   Play with flash player According to our doctor, this was a symptom… 00:05:52
4.   Play with flash player We went into the sickroom. 00:09:33
5.   Play with flash player A half - brother of my grandmother, who was in religion… 00:05:45
6.   Play with flash player For several nights now my father… 00:07:42
7.   Play with flash player To return now to those last hours… 00:05:37
8.   Play with flash player Chapter 2 00:05:00
9.   Play with flash player There was no one else in the house but Françoise. 00:06:51
10.   Play with flash player To revert to where we were… 00:06:48
11.   Play with flash player I must say it at this point… 00:08:15
12.   Play with flash player As for this pleasure which by accomplishing my desire… 00:04:54


Disc 14

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player No doubt it does happen that women of moderate culture… 00:05:49
2.   Play with flash player As she uttered these words the door opened… 00:08:08
3.   Play with flash player I did not respond at once to this invitation… 00:06:16
4.   Play with flash player In addition, Albertine preserved, inseparably attached to her… 00:05:24
5.   Play with flash player Apart from the most recent applications… 00:05:34
6.   Play with flash player The exact opposite happened. 00:05:50
7.   Play with flash player Apart from this, Albertine's social ideas were fatuous… 00:06:46
8.   Play with flash player Albertine had made me so late… 00:05:48
9.   Play with flash player However that might be… 00:05:15
10.   Play with flash player At that moment Mme de Villeparisis entered the room. 00:06:25
11.   Play with flash player People who are merely fashionable… 00:08:56
12.   Play with flash player I was struck by the application of this last epithet… 00:08:56


Disc 15

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The days that preceded my dinner with Mme de Stermaria… 00:07:08
2.   Play with flash player And then, the last carriage having rolled by… 00:06:39
3.   Play with flash player At the same time, my Balbec desires… 00:07:26
4.   Play with flash player The next day was cold and fine; winter was in the air… 00:08:28
5.   Play with flash player What added to my distress at not seeing Mme de Stermaria… 00:07:27
6.   Play with flash player The thought of course never entered my mind… 00:05:11
7.   Play with flash player If as I came downstairs I lived over again… 00:05:57
8.   Play with flash player I was astounded. 00:06:21
9.   Play with flash player As ill luck would have it… 00:06:42
10.   Play with flash player As I have mentioned the Prince de Foix… 00:08:37
11.   Play with flash player In politics the proprietor of this particular café… 00:08:55


Disc 16

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player After leaving us for a moment… 00:06:34
2.   Play with flash player 'By the way, while I think of it, my uncle Charlus…' 00:09:28
3.   Play with flash player How much familiar intercourse with a Guermantes… 00:06:17
4.   Play with flash player This imagined remoteness of the past… 00:06:18
5.   Play with flash player The people who detested these 'horrors' were astonished… 00:07:03
6.   Play with flash player While I was examining Elstir's paintings… 00:05:07
7.   Play with flash player At the very outset I found myself completely bewildered. 00:06:00
8.   Play with flash player If M de Guermantes had been in such a haste to present me… 00:06:43
9.   Play with flash player But already the Duke, who seemed in a hurry… 00:05:46
10.   Play with flash player It seemed on the whole more plausible to regard me… 00:09:39
11.   Play with flash player I should add that one of the guests was still missing… 00:10:00


Disc 17

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The other reason for the friendliness shown me… 00:06:59
2.   Play with flash player The Guermantes were just as idiomatic… 00:06:11
3.   Play with flash player To the most trivial statements made by intelligent people… 00:04:56
4.   Play with flash player A single point at which Guermantes and Courvoisiers converged… 00:07:59
5.   Play with flash player To return to the antipathy which animated… 00:05:51
6.   Play with flash player It is in a similar fashion… 00:06:03
7.   Play with flash player Well, to return to Mme des Laumes… 00:05:39
8.   Play with flash player Many of the friends of the Princesse de Parme… 00:08:21
9.   Play with flash player When the room became too crowded… 00:07:08
10.   Play with flash player With certain people (though these, it must be admitted…) 00:05:52
11.   Play with flash player It must be recognised also that the refinement of social life… 00:06:18
12.   Play with flash player The Duke and Duchess gave a very civil greeting… 00:08:05


Disc 18

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player And so, thanks on one occasion to 'Teaser Augustus'… 00:07:55
2.   Play with flash player The Courvoisiers were incapable of rising to the level… 00:05:53
3.   Play with flash player When a woman who was intelligent, educated, witty… 00:07:37
4.   Play with flash player As for social activities… 00:06:58
5.   Play with flash player M. de Guermantes at this period in his life… 00:05:56
6.   Play with flash player Very well, at this point in the social year… 00:06:07
7.   Play with flash player As a rule these handsome 'supers' had been his mistresses… 00:07:46
8.   Play with flash player No doubt the love which M. de Guermantes had had… 00:06:07
9.   Play with flash player 'Oriane,' began the Princesse de Parme… 00:06:03
10.   Play with flash player 'Which leads to some quite amusing scenes…' 00:07:57
11.   Play with flash player I let it be understood that I had no admiration… 00:04:45
12.   Play with flash player Far from condemning Mme d'Arpajon as absurd… 00:05:49


Disc 19

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player I was beginning to know them… 00:05:32
2.   Play with flash player Moved by this last quotation, Mme d'Arpajon exclaimed… 00:06:22
3.   Play with flash player It was Mme. de Chaussegros herself who had said… 00:05:56
4.   Play with flash player 'Good Lord, yes,' he replied… 00:06:07
5.   Play with flash player 'That portrait ought to appeal to Mme de Gallardon…' 00:06:31
6.   Play with flash player 'Babal always knows everything…' 00:06:04
7.   Play with flash player 'But you take the same view of my aunt…' 00:05:29
8.   Play with flash player 'As we're discussing your family, Oriane…' 00:06:05
9.   Play with flash player 'I really must go and see the Queen of Naples…' 00:05:39
10.   Play with flash player In the period that followed… 00:05:51
11.   Play with flash player Now, on this occasion, among the visitors… 00:06:47
12.   Play with flash player 'Babal, you're divine, you know everything…' 00:05:54
13.   Play with flash player Mme de Guermantes was now nourishing a similar project… 00:05:19


Disc 20

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'A good - looking boy, I believe' she asked. 00:05:40
2.   Play with flash player 'And is the Grand Duchess well' 00:04:37
3.   Play with flash player M. de Guermantes, rejoicing that she should be speaking to me… 00:07:01
4.   Play with flash player Everyone smiled. 00:06:04
5.   Play with flash player 'You are quite mistaken,' replied the Duchess… 00:07:31
6.   Play with flash player There was at Combray a Rue de Saintrailles… 00:05:28
7.   Play with flash player In middle - class families one sometimes sees… 00:08:50
8.   Play with flash player Better informed than his wife… 00:06:18
9.   Play with flash player I was privately convinced that all these stories… 00:05:03
10.   Play with flash player I did not even reply to the Ambassadress… 00:06:37
11.   Play with flash player However, my historical curiosity was faint… 00:08:13
12.   Play with flash player Just as I was about to leave… 00:06:19


Disc 21

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player An exaltation that sank only into melancholy… 00:08:30
2.   Play with flash player From this point of view… 00:03:41
3.   Play with flash player When all was said, very different in this respect… 00:06:11
4.   Play with flash player After a moment's silence I asked him… 00:07:35
5.   Play with flash player So far, I had never dreamed that M. de Charlus's rage… 00:06:21
6.   Play with flash player 'Sir, I swear to you that I have said nothing…' 00:06:31
7.   Play with flash player 'Sir,' I replied, moving away from him… 00:07:07
8.   Play with flash player 'You will excuse my not accompanying you home…' 00:08:38
9.   Play with flash player 'The Duchesse de Guermantes…' 00:06:22
10.   Play with flash player We are attracted by every form of life… 00:06:27
11.   Play with flash player The fact remains, nevertheless… 00:06:49


Disc 22

  The Guermantes Way (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player On the day on which the party was to be given… 00:06:46
2.   Play with flash player 'You shall see Oriane in a minute,' the Duke told me… 00:06:21
3.   Play with flash player The Duke appeared touched that I should have come… 00:05:49
4.   Play with flash player The Duke called back the footman… 00:06:16
5.   Play with flash player 'To be sure, it is,' said the Duke… 00:09:08
6.   Play with flash player M. de Guermantes returned… 00:05:37
7.   Play with flash player 'Oriane, you might at least tell the story properly…' 00:07:57
8.   Play with flash player Another footman came into the room. 00:05:40
9.   Play with flash player The footman returned with the Comtesse Mole's card… 00:07:05
10.   Play with flash player 'Listen, Basin, I ask for nothing better…' 00:06:20
11.   Play with flash player 'What's that you say' cried the Duchess… 00:06:46

Total Playing Time: 28:47:03






Author(s):
Proust, Marcel

Reader(s):
Jason, Neville

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0098

Barcode: 9781843796107

Release Date: 04/2012

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