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Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the search for the unobtainable, and the mysterious world between childhood and adulthood.

Llbro music coming from the depths of the inscrutable house is at first like some far-away tentative voice intimidated by an excess of joy, or the laughter of a child who has gone to fetch all her toys and spread them out before a new playmate I stop to listen. The events that subsequently continue to bring together and pull apart Meanlnes, Yvonne, Franz, and his would-be bride Meaules, and various “bohemian” youth of the region continue in Francois’s narrative for the next three years until the story comes to its melancholic conclusion.

After arriving in class, the year-old Augustin Meaulnes, a bright young man who comes from gan modest background, soon disappears. As Gopnik observes, Alain-Fournier places “what is essentially a medieval allegory of love in the terms of a late nineteenth-century realist novel. View all 13 comments.

Le Grand Meaulnes

The longer this continued, the more interested I became in the situation, the more mental energy I devoted to it. Of course I doubt this was the case, but that is wl I see when I cast back into the past to try and dredge up that night.

By finishing the book I had this feeling that it had that message of Gustave Flaubert in Sentimental Education. He meets the daughter of the manor and falls instantly in love. He relates to E how he accidentally stumbled upon a beautiful old house–what he will later call “the lost domain” –in the middle of a forest. The party had a dreamy, surrealistic feel to it until Meaulnes heard from the sad, young groom that the wedding was off because the fiancee fled.


There’s no one who both knows French or any language very well indeed who at the same time can eel what does and doesn’t come through in a translation. Of course, when I woke up the next day the number was entirely lost to me; it was as much an irretrievable part of the night as the kisses and the fantastic stone arena had been.

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.

Quotes from Le Grand Meaulnes. Want to Read saving…. I read “Le Grand Meaulnes” at school when I was ca 16, the book stood in its own category, the impression it left hard to describe. Naturally, if one has not read the book before, all of this is intriguing. The soubriquet “grand” that is always associated with him refers perhaps to his size large, tall but also to the power of his dreams grandiose, or even great. While time moves on, while the day will soon end and I already wish it gone, there are men who have entrusted all their hopes to it, all their love and their last efforts.

With the summer heat, its face make-up starts to melt and peel and it scares my kid and me. Some time after leaving university I was in a club; and at one point in the, er, festivities I was tapped on the shoulder.

Never have I found it more difficult to finish a lovelier book. The original s film version of this novel is a meaulned tribute to the spirit of Alain-Fournier’s story. However, that same year, he joined the army and died while in the battlefront. Meaulnes sa scovare meraviglie, sa vedere e trovare dove gli altri si fermano, dove gli altri non vedono. It was a short life because he was killed in WW I, at age 28, the same year the book was published, I was in the vicinity of the verge of tears for most of the story, yet not upset.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The novel, published ina year before the author’s death, is somewhat biographical — especially the name of the heroine Yvonne, for whom he had a doomed infatuation in Paris.

Even if I read the translation first which usually doesn’t happen. Seurel, who is the director of the mixed-ages school in a small village in the Solognea region of lakes and sandy forests in the heartland of France.

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View all 4 comments. It took me nearly half a year to start. Le Grand Meaulnes, the protagonist, is an adventurous, charismatic wanderer who stumbles across a lost chateau where partyg Most French people read this book at school and a recent poll in France made it the sixth best book of the 20th century.

Although Le Grand Meaulnes sometimes translated as The Wanderer or The Lost Estate was written inwhich was more in the decadent or modernism era, this lovely, mysterious novel falls definitely into the category of late Romanticism. I guess in a way translated works of fiction are like that, lacking an ingredient. I turned around, and there was an attractive blonde girl.