The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

Henri Alain-Fournier
Translator: Robin Buss
Introduction by: Adam Gopnik

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780141441894
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Praise

“I read it for the first time when I was seventeen and loved every page. I find its depiction of a golden time and place just as poignant now as I did then.”
-Nick Hornby

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