Useful Links

Electronic textbases

ARTFL Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language, University of Chicago. Subscription required. (Contains the 1954 Pléiade edition of A la recherche du temps perdu .)

Frantext : Follow the “ressources linguistiques” link in the left-hand frame, then “ressources linguistiques informatisées”. 3500 French texts from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Subscription required. (Contains the 1954 Pléiade edition of A la recherche du temps perdu .)

Gallica : Images and texts from the Bibliothèque nationale de France’s digital collections. It includes Gallica Proust , a website built around the manuscript of Le Temps Retrouvé , on the occasion of the 1999-2000 exhibition Marcel Proust: “L’écriture et les Arts”.

Bibliothèque électronique de Lisieux : A collection of 19th-century French texts digitized by the municipal library of Lisieux.

ABU: la Bibliothèque Universelle : Access to the full text of selected French works in the public domain.

La Bibliothèque numérique : Site of the University of Paris-8. Digitized French literary works (in French).

ClicNet: Littérature francophone virtuelle du XIXe siècle : links, by aphabetical order of authors, to francophone literary works of the 19th century (in French).

Project Gutenberg : offers 13,000 books in electronic format, including texts by Marcel Proust: Du Côté de chez Swann , A l’Ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs , Le Côté de Guermantes , Sodome et Gomorrhe (all in French), and Swann’s Way (in English).

University of Adelaide : provides full text to selected works by Marcel Proust to read online or download. Both French and English versions are available.

Litterature : Free French audio versions of many texts to download in mp3 format, including those of Marcel Proust . : public domain works in electronic formats including audio, e-book, and flip-book to use online or download.

Sites about Marcel Proust

Inventory of Proust letters at the University of Illinois : the database can be searched by sender’s or recipient’s name.

ITEM – The PROUST unit of the CNRS : The unit has participated in all of the republications of À la recherche du temps perdu since 1987. It brings together researchers from France and from around the world. See also the Bulletin d’Informations Proustiennes .

Société des Amis de Marcel Proust et des Amis de Combray : This site provides information about the Société; its publication, the Bulletin Marcel Proust; the house of “Tante Léonie”, etc (in French).
(If you reside in the U.S. and would like to join the Société, please read this announcement .)

The Proust Society of America “The Society’s mission is to encourage the reading, study and enjoyment of the works of the French writer Marcel Proust” .

Die Marcel Proust Gesellschaft Site of the German Proust Society. Provides biographical and bibliographical resources, as well as details about their calendar of events.

Marcel Proust Vereniging Nederland Site of the Dutch Proust Society. Under construction. Provides biographical and bibliographical resources, and a calendar of events (pages in Dutch and French).

Other sites

Bibliothèque Nationale de France : Information about the collections, access to the on-line catalogs, etc.

Archives Nationales : Information about the collections and access to various databases.

DIX-NEUF: ressources sur le dix-neuvième siècle : DIX-NEUF offers links to sites on various aspects of francophone 19th century, as well as a discussion list (in French).

Fonds Octave Mirbeau : Information about Octave Mirbeau (1848-1917), novelist, journalist, critic.

Edmond et Jules de Goncourt : This site offers biographic and bibliographic information on Jules and Edmond de Goncourt, as well as some full-text works accessible only to members of the parent association.

La Revue Blanche : Index of the Revue Blanche first established by Harmut Gatze, currently offered with some revisions on the Marcel Schwob website. This site, hosted by the André Gide Editions Project of the University of Sheffield (UK) in liaison with the Société des Amis d’André Gide, offers scholarly information about André Gide, such as detailed bibliographies of works by and about Gide, as well as rare and inaccessible writings in full-text.