In Search of Lost Time (Dramatised)

  • by Marcel Proust
  • Narrated by James Wilby, Jonathan Firth, Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, Corin Redgrave
  • 5 hrs and 39 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio six-part dramatisation of Marcel Proust's groundbreaking series of novels, tracing the extraordinary story of the author's own life. Starring James Wilby and Jonathan Firth, and with a distinguished cast including Harriet Walter, Imogen Stubbs, and Corin Redgrave, this rich, multi-layered adaptation brings out all the variety and subtlety of Proust's magnificent masterpiece.Featuring a fictional version of himself - 'Marcel' - and a host of friends, acquaintances, and lovers, In Search of Lost Time is Proust's search for the key to the mysteries of memory, time, and consciousness. As he recalls his childhood days, the sad affair of Charles Swann and Odette de Crecy, his transition to manhood, the tortures of love and the ravages of war, he realises that the simplest of discoveries can lead to astonishing possibilities.

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BBC does Proust proud

An enchanting journey into Proust's greatest work, with the BBC's typical attention to sound quality. A difficult work is made approachable and mesmerising. Recommended to be listened to in the highest quality possible. It's a little like falling into someone else's mind.
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- pss

Did I miss something?

What would have made In Search of Lost Time (Dramatised) better?

More likeable/relatable characters and a vaguely interesting story would be a start


Would you ever listen to anything by Marcel Proust again?

Most likely not


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The dramatisation is fine.


If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from In Search of Lost Time (Dramatised)?

The parts after the introduction and before the Epilogue


Any additional comments?

I decided to use one of my credits on this book after reading numerous effusive reviews not just on this site, but from around the web; I have even seen this book described as the 'best book ever written'.
After listening to a good portion of the book I just don't understand what all the fuss is about...in my view it is may be the most over rated book I have ever read

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- Andrew Hammond

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-07-2009
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited