Marcel Proust

1871 - 1922

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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust ( PROOST, French: [maʁsɛl pʁust]; 10 July 1871 – 18 November 1922) was a French novelist, literary critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu (in French – translated in English as Remembrance of Things Past and more recently as In Search of Lost Time) which was published in seven volumes between 1913 and 1927. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Marcel Proust has received more than 5,040,092 page views. His biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Marcel Proust is the 60th most popular writer (down from 38th in 2019), the 48th most popular biography from France (down from 34th in 2019) and the 16th most popular French Writer.

Marcel Proust is most famous for his novel "In Search of Lost Time." The novel is divided into seven volumes, including "Swann's Way," "Within a Budding Grove," "The Guermantes Way," "The Captive," "The Fugitive," "The Sweet Cheat Gone," and "Time Regained."

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Notable Works

Marcel Proust, selected letters, 1880-1903
A la recherche du temps perdu
Juvenile Fiction
An adaptation of the seven books of Proust's masterpiece in graphic novel format, which explores themes of love, art, sexuality, memory, and time in late nineteenth-century France.
Un amour de Swann
Jean Santeuil
Les plaisirs et les jours
The past recaptured
Juvenile Fiction
An adaptation of the seven books of Proust's masterpiece in graphic novel format, which explores themes of love, art, sexuality, memory, and time in late nineteenth-century France.
Pleasures and regrets
Manuscripts, Translations into English, English Translations
Offers brief sketches and short stories about the lives of the nobility, a suicide attempt, dinner parties, love affairs, jealousy, and the beauty of nature
À la recherche de Marcel Proust
French Novelists, Biography, Biographies
Etude parue en 1949, sur l'écrivain et sa vie : sa période de formation, ses références culturelles, ses relations, son milieu, etc.
A la recherche du temps perdu
Fiction, Social life and customs, Villages
Monty Python paid hommage to Proust's novel in a sketch first broadcast on November 16th, 1972, called The All-England Summarize Proust Competition. The winner was the contestant who could best summarize A la recherche du temps perdu in fifteen seconds, "once in a swimsuit and once in evening dress."
Marcel Proust, selected letters, 1880-1903
20th century, Authors and publishers, Correspondence
Jean Santeuil
Continental european fiction (fictional works by one author)
En Busca Del Tiempo Perdido

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Over the past year Marcel Proust has had the most page views in the with 698,907 views, followed by French (287,421), and Spanish (136,128). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Lombard (144.77%), Ido (82.17%), and Min Nan (73.99%)


Among writers, Marcel Proust ranks 60 out of 7,302Before him are Mark Twain, Gabriel García Márquez, George Orwell, Astrid Lindgren, Oscar Wilde, and Stefan Zweig. After him are Giacomo Casanova, Ayn Rand, Rabindranath Tagore, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, and Heinrich Heine.

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Among people born in 1871, Marcel Proust ranks 3Before him are Ernest Rutherford, and Rosa Luxemburg. After him are Friedrich Ebert, Alexander Scriabin, Karl Liebknecht, Paul Valéry, Guangxu Emperor, Pietro Badoglio, Baroness Mary Vetsera, Grazia Deledda, and Albert Lebrun. Among people deceased in 1922, Marcel Proust ranks 2Before him is Alexander Graham Bell. After him are Pope Benedict XV, Charles I of Austria, Enver Pasha, Erich von Falkenhayn, Charles Louis Alphonse Laveran, Fredrik Bajer, Eliezer Ben-Yehuda, Hermann Rorschach, Walther Rathenau, and Georges Sorel.

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In France

Among people born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 48 out of 6,770Before him are Octave Mirbeau (1848), Frederick I, Holy Roman Emperor (1122), Eugène Delacroix (1798), Louis XIII of France (1601), Philip IV of France (1268), and Édouard Manet (1832). After him are Coco Chanel (1883), Auguste Rodin (1840), Madame de Pompadour (1721), Henri Becquerel (1852), Georges Bizet (1838), and André-Marie Ampère (1775).

Among WRITERS In France

Among writers born in France, Marcel Proust ranks 16Before him are Charles Baudelaire (1821), Émile Zola (1840), Stendhal (1783), Gustave Flaubert (1821), Simone de Beauvoir (1908), and Octave Mirbeau (1848). After him are Romain Rolland (1866), Charles Perrault (1628), Arthur Rimbaud (1854), François Rabelais (1494), George Sand (1804), and Marquis de Sade (1740).