Tribute to the author of A Remembrance of Things Past. The antiquarian design reflects Proust’s theme of the passage of time and the persistence of memory. Marcel Proust, one of the most popular French authors and philosophers of his time, fascinated readers with his books and their brilliantly observed descriptions of people and nature, and, as a charismatic figure of the fine Paris salons, he also delighted people with his rhetoric and wit. In what is probably his most important work – À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of things past) – Proust’s new literary stylistic device, the inner monologue, was combined masterfully with his analytical descriptions, which, in their candour, often allow readers to see themselves in them. As a great writer and thinker, Marcel Proust always strove for the maximum depth of detail and precision – an aspiration shared with the Writers Limited Edition Marcel Proust fountain pen.
Every detail of this scarce limited edition displays truly superlative craftmanship. The trim is made of 925 sterling silver, as is the eight-sidedbarrel, which features fine engravings in the style typical of Proust’s main creative period (filigree is delicate and intricate ornamentation popular at the turn of the century). The hexagonal barrel also bears the engraved signature of the writer from which it takes its name. The top of the cap is surmounted by the ivory-coloured Montblanc star. The 18 ct. gold nib features the engraving of a thiny hourglass – a reference to his greatest work À la recherche du temps perdu.
Hexagonal 925 sterling silver barrels, black resin front-and-endpieces.18K two-tone gold Medium (M) nib, hour glass motif, size not indicated on box but probably Medium (M). Outer sleeve, outer box, display box, booklet, illustrated prospectus card. It comes in pristine condition (never used and never inked) with all original boxes and papers: Outer box, display box, booklet, international service certificate, white outer sleeve.
Limited Edition: 05217/21000