In Search of Lost Time

Reading Guide

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In Search of Lost Time Reading Guide + Reading Group

Marcel Proust's epic seven volume novel will change the way you read. This reading guide includes reading summaries, community support, and supplemental materials that will ensure you actually make it to the finish line.

We follow a schedule but we have new people joining each week, so everyone reads at their own pace and contributes to the conversation when they can. The accountability and consistency is designed to keep everyone on track to ensure we actually reach the top of this literary mountain.


"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."

~Marcel Proust

Your Instructor

Jessica S. Manuel
Jessica S. Manuel

Jessica S. Manuel is a reader, writer, and college professor. Her work explores the intersections of contemporary theories and philosophies with classic and contemporary literature.

She earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis in Critical Theory and a minor in Theological Studies from The Master's University. She went on to earn her M.A. in English (Literature) from San Francisco State University where she studied 19th-20th Century Literatures with a special studies emphasis in Critical Theory. After examining the intersections of psychoanalysis and contemporary literature, she wrote her thesis on Haruki Murakami's use of the unconscious in Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

After earning her M.A., she continued her education at University of California, San Diego where she studied and earned certificates in teaching adult learners, literature, and online teaching and learning. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design at Clemson University.

Jessica offers online adult literature courses and reading groups for life-long learners through Book Oblivion Academy and also teaches writing and literature courses at the college level.


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