The Captive, Volume I

  • by Marcel Proust
  • Narrated by Neville Jason
  • 3 hrs and 45 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the first part of The Captive the fifth volume of Marcel Proust's monumental, seven volume Remembrance of Things Past, Marcel's suspicions regarding Albertine's lesbian desires lead to his keeping her a virtual prisoner in his Paris apartment. The Captive is a masterly portrayal of obessional jealousy.
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Audible Editor Reviews

Listening to Proust may be the ideal way to experience this great French writer. His prose is exquisite, but so careful in its variation that it benefits greatly from Neville Jason's narration. Jason performs the text, more than narrating it, and his marked changes in tone, pace, and breath make this a pleasure to listen to. Jason also emphasizes the humor of the text, playing up each speaker's verbal tics. Proust's story focuses on desire and art. The desire is examined through character thought and action, the art through the precision of the prose, and through the snippets of period music that are occasionally carefully interwoven with it.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-07-2001
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks