Marcel Proust was born in the Parisian suburb of Auteuil on July 10, 1871. He began work on In Search of Lost Time sometime around 1908, and the first volume, Swanns Way, was published in 1913. In 1919 the second volume, Within a Budding Grove, won the Goncourt Prize, bringing Proust great and instantaneous fame. Two subsequent installmentsThe Guermantes Way (192021) and Sodom and Gomorrah (1921)appeared in his lifetime. The remaining volumes were published following Prousts death on November 18, 1922: The Captive in 1923, The Fugitive in 1925, and Time Regained in 1927.