Readers and reviewers in the United Kingdom have hailed the new translations of Proust as a major literary event. Soon to appear in the United States, Swanns Way, along with the second volume of In Search of Lost Time, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower, will introduce a new century of American readers to the literary riches of Proust. These superb editionsthe first completely new translation of Prousts novel since the 1920sbring us a more comic and lucid Proust than English readers have previously been able to enjoy.In the Shadow of Young Girls in Floweris a spectacular dissection of male and female adolescence, charged with the narrators memories of Paris and the Normandy seaside. In it, Proust introduces some of his greatest comic inventions. As a meditation on different forms of love, In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flowerhas no equal.