Swann's Way - Swann In Love Summary & Analysis

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Swann In Love Summary

The Narrator tells the story of Charles Swann and Odette. Charles Swann is a Parisian, middle-aged man of high society who spends his time going to the opera, theatre, dinner parties and seducing women. He is busy with all these activities but bored. He meets Odette, a younger woman whose occupation appears to be serving as a companion and lover to wealthy gentlemen.

Odette invites Charles Swann to accompany her to a dinner party at the home of the Verdurins. The Verdurins are middle-aged couple in Paris who are moderately wealthy and have chosen to gather a group of eclectic friends to have dinner, go to the theatre, travel Europe and provide intrigue and entertainment for them each evening. The Verdurins call their collection "the little nucleus" and their lives are devoted to manipulating this group and observing their...

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