Volume VI includes the indispensable Guide to Proust compiled by Terence and Joanna Kilmartin. The guide is an exhaustive synopsis of each of the original seven books and indexes of all the characters, places, themes, and real-life people mentioned by Proust in In Search of Lost Time, his life's achievement.
MARCEL PROUST was born in Auteuil in 1871. The other volumes of A la recherche du temps perdu are Swann's Way (1913), Within a Budding Grove (1919), The Guermantes Way (1920-21), Sodom and Gomorrah (1921), The Captive (1923), and The Fugitive (1925). Proust died in 1922, and the final volumes were published posthumously.