Remembrance of Things Past Vol 1, Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove Marcel Proust Translated by CK Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, New York, USA 1982
Remembrance of Things Past Vol 1, Swann's Way, Within a Budding Grove
Translated by CK Scott Moncrieff and Terence Kilmartin, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, New York, USA
5.2 X 8"
Close to mint condition, may have negligible signs of age and wear
"Presently the course of the Vivonne became choked with water-plants. At first they appeared singly—a lily, for instance, which the current, across whose path it was unhappily placed, would never leave at rest for a moment, so that, like a ferryboat mechanically propelled, it would drift over to one bank only to return to the other, eternally repeating its double journey. Thrust towards the bank, its stalk would uncoil, lengthen, reach out, strain almost to breaking-point until the current again caught it, its green moorings swung back over their anchorage and brought the unhappy plant to what might fitly be called its starting-point, since it was fated not to rest there a moment before moving off once again."
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