In this literary work (published posthumously in 1927) Marcel Proust is dying. He, looking at the photographs of his youth and brings to mind at that time. He remembers his mistresses and is aware of the transition from the great war reach society as a whole. The memories move freely back and forth in time: we find Proust in various historical periods that interacts with Odette, with the beautiful Gilberte and her husband, with the lustful Baron de Charlus, with his lover Albertine and with the most disparate characters in his life. This volume includes a noteworthy episode describing Paris during World War I..