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The Hemingway Editor assesses Marcel Proust’s novel Remembrance of Things Past

Unlike The Writer’s Diet, which evaluated Proust’s writing as generally “fit and trim” in terms of its readability, The Hemingway Editor clearly disliked the writer’s long-winded sentences:

 

For The Hemingway Editor, much still depends on the size (though the given passage does consist of three very long sentences.)

 

Text used in the experiment: Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past: Cities of the Plain (À la Recherche du temps perdu: Sodom et Gomorrhe), translated from the French by C. K. Scott Moncrieff. Originally published in English in 1927. Published as web edition in 2014 by eBooks@Adelaide.