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How Proust Can Change Your Life

(1997)
A non fiction book by

 
 
Alain de Botton combines two unlikely genres--literary biography and self-help manual--in the hilarious and unexpectedly practical How Proust Can Change Your Life.

Who would have thought that Marcel Proust, one of the most important writers of our century, could provide us with such a rich source of insight into how best to live life? Proust understood that the essence and value of life was the sum of its everyday parts. As relevant today as they were at the turn of the century, Proust's life and work are transformed here into a no-nonsense guide to, among other things, enjoying your vacation, reviving a relationship, achieving original and unclichéd articulation, being a good host, recognizing love, and understanding why you should never sleep with someone on a first date. It took de Botton to find the inspirational in Proust's essays, letters and fiction and, perhaps even more surprising, to draw out a vivid and clarifying portrait of the master from between the lines of his work.

Here is Proust as we have never seen or read him before: witty, intelligent, pragmatic. He might well change your life.


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Hardback Editions

December 1998 : USA Hardback

Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-517-28416-2 / 978-0-517-28416-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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April 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-679-44275-8 / 978-0-679-44275-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pantheon
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April 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-330-34762-4 / 978-0-330-34762-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

January 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-330-35491-4 / 978-0-330-35491-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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April 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-679-77915-9 / 978-0-679-77915-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 1998 : UK Mass Market Paperback

Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 0-330-35543-0 / 978-0-330-35543-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: How Proust Can change Your Life
Author(s): Alain De Botton
ISBN: 0-676-52744-2 / 978-0-679-77915-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books
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Audio Editions

September 2014 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-4862-1942-X / 978-1-4862-1942-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-74314-119-X / 978-1-74314-119-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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November 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton, Inc Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1-74318-325-9 / 978-1-74318-325-0 (Australia edition)
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November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton, Inc Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1-74314-131-9 / 978-1-74314-131-1 (Australia edition)
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November 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton, Inc Brilliance Audio
ISBN: 1-74318-337-2 / 978-1-74318-337-3 (Australia edition)
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January 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-74214-920-0 / 978-1-74214-920-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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January 2011 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-74214-899-9 / 978-1-74214-899-1 (Australia edition)
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November 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
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November 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
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November 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-74267-534-4 / 978-1-74267-534-3 (Australia edition)
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January 2010 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life (MP3)
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-74267-552-2 / 978-1-74267-552-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2005 : UK Audio CD
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-904605-30-3 / 978-1-904605-30-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: CSA WORD
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December 1999 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
ISBN: 1-901768-34-1 / 978-1-901768-34-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: CSA WORD
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February 1999 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life: Not a Novel
Author(s): Alain De Bottom
ISBN: 1-57270-097-1 / 978-1-57270-097-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audio Partners, The
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Kindle Editions

January 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life (Vintage International)
Author(s): Alain De Botton
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How Proust Can Change Your Life
Author(s): Alain de Botton
Publisher: Picador
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