Published in 1921-1922, "Sodom and Gomorrah" is the fourth volume from "In Search of Lost Time".
Marcel Proust’s novel takes up for the first time the theme of homosexual love, male and female, and dwells on how destructive sexual jealousy can be for those who suffer it.
"Sodom and Gomorrah" is also an unforgiving analysis of both the decadent high society of Paris, and the rise of a philistine bourgeoisie that is on the way to supplanting it. Characters who had lesser roles in earlier volumes now reappear in a different light and take center stage, notably Albertine, with whom the narrator believes he is in love, and also the insanely haughty Baron de Charlus.
"In Search of Lost Time" is composed by seven magnificent volumes:
- Volume One: "Swann's Way"
- Volume Two: "In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower"
- Volume Three: "The Guermantes Way"
- Volume Four: "Sodom and Gomorrah"
- Volume Five: "The Prisoner"
- Volume Six: "The Fugitive"
- Volume Seven: "Time Regained"