Marcel Proust is considered one of the greatest writers globally, a French writer in the early 20th century; he is responsible for writing the longest novel in the world, officially called: À la recherche du temps perdu or In Search of Lost Time.
It has more words in it than “War and Peace”. The book was published in French for over 14 years and in seven volumes. The novel isn’t written in the straight narrative sense. It describes people and places that embodying the whole philosophy of life.
His books tell one man’s story and his quest to achieve happiness in life through his various pursuits. He tries every worldly pleasure to get the ultimate happiness. The character eventually develops a search for the true purpose and meaning of life in the end. He recounts that in life, we should first and foremost appreciate our existence and grateful for what we have to be truly happy.