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This book, along with a few others in various languages, is a real test of the very idea of translation. Return to Book Page. It inspired the title of F.

Occasionally, it is like waking in a sweat and wondering, cursing, why the hell one did something. Le Grand Meaulnes revisited”.

Throughout the book both the older Francois and the young Meaulnes are trying to gan something ephemeral, something that therefore cannot be recaptured. Who also has by far the best name in the book.

Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier

Unlike the average French person, Mwaulnes came to this story of adolescent love in my early 50s. To ask other readers questions about Le Grand Meaulnesplease sign up.

I forgive him, because somewhere in here is an archetype awaiting re? It is Frantz de Galais under a different name trying to escape the pain of having been rejected.

See 1 question about Le Grand Meaulnes…. Le Grand Meaulnes was his only novel, filmed twice and is now considered one of the greatest works of Mexulnes literature. As it is, it would have been appreciated as a book in its own right, capturing as it does the idyll of quiet country life, before the advent of motor vehicles.


Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the search for the unobtainable, and the mysterious world between childhood and adulthood. No lihro French people are known to be romantic.

Le Grand Meaulnes

View all 16 comments. The tragedy of the main character, though painted in pastel colours, reveals in fact a different tragedy, quiet and even more pastel, of the narrator. I kept looking in libraries and book-shops, in vain, not even on the internet for a long dozen of years did mraulnes appear.

But the true poignancy of this book is that it was published inlibeo the young author was killed the following year in WWI, such that it came to symbolise the unprecedented tragedy of a whole generation. Le Grand Meaulnesalso known as The Wanderer when translated and published in the US, is a semi-autobiographical novel. Meaulnes arrives there by accident one night, after falling asleep in a horse-drawn wagon, and finds himself in the midst of preparations for a wedding.

Myself, I only have two languages: They have this book as a required reading in their schools. It’s so delicately perfect that I hesitate to describe it and review it in my clumsy words.

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The book’s own fate seems to go along the mystery it presents, drawn slowly and with delicate sincerity by the Author. As the night wore on we danced and we chatted and we kissed; and when the club closed we set out on a walk, with Nicole in the lead. He then takes Francois outside and sets them off. Every day I dreamed about this place, and every day that I could I returned to it. I was in the vicinity of the verge of tears for most of the story, yet not upset.


The magic and mysteriousness of that house and atmosphere unconsciously form his feelings. And even if she had, she would not have been the same”.

At the chateau Meaulnes falls in love with Yvonne. Superficially, Le Grand Meaulnes is a kind of fast-paced mystery novel. View all 25 comments. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Refresh and try again. Long live le grand Meaulnes! However, that same year, he joined the army a Alain-Fournier was the pseudonym of Henri Alban-Fourniera French le and soldier.

But what is it about this book that is so affecting, so haunting and magical? View all 4 comments.