One of the pleasures or re-reading Remembrance of Things Past is meeting again scenes which stuck in the mind, but right now, I am fixated on a name that I forgot appeared so early: Albertine.

Less than two hundred pages into the second book, Within a Budding Grove, her name is twice mentioned as the niece of acquaintance of the narrator’s parents. It must her, surely? The Albertine, la prisonniere.

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