A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Marcel Proust's Remembrance of Things Past, which scholars have written about more than any other work of the twentieth-century. As a novel of the early 1900s, Remembrance of Things Past contained evocative metaphors as well as Proust's social comments and criticism of aristocracy. Moreover, the work demonstrated shrewd satire and a mastery of character portrayal. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Proust's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.