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Le grand Meaulnes (original 1913; edition 2004)
Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier (1913)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0141441895, Paperback)
An unforgettable French masterpiece in the spirit of The Catcher in the Rye-in a dazzling new translation
When Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he attends a strange party at a mysterious house with a beautiful girl hidden inside, he is changed forever. Published here in the first new English translation since 1959, this evocative novel has at its center both a Peter Pan in provincial France-a kid who refuses to grow up-and a Parsifal, pursuing his love to the ends of the earth. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain- Fournier's narrator compellingly carries the reader through this indelible portrait of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.
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Also known, and later filmed, as 'The Wanderer', this novel is the story of adolescent pain and the search for a lost love.
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
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