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Le Grand Meaulnes [French] [Mass Market Paperback]

Alain-Fournier , Françoise Rullier-Theuret
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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Larousse (7 Oct 2009)
  • Language: French
  • ISBN-10: 2035844541
  • ISBN-13: 978-2035844545
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 12.4 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 265,769 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is excellent value for money. It comes with an Introduction, which deals with the life of the author, Alain Fournier, and
discusses his book in relation to the development of the novel as a literary form in France and in Europe. It also describes the education system of France at the beginning of the twentieth century. Then there are extensive appendices, which provide pictorial illustrations of some of the settings described in the novel--for example, a typical classroom in a small local school at the beginning of the twentieth century; a spartan attic room which might be supposed to resemble the one in which Francois Seurel and Augustin Meaulnes slept; some typical Sologne landscapes. There is a road map of the area at the southern edge of the Sologne region of France, on which are marked some of the towns, and the river Cher, mentioned in the book--so that although the 'lost domain' itself, which of course is fictional, is not marked, the reader can form an educated guess as to where it could have been.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We can never go home again 10 Jan 2014
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At the start of Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca the narrator reminds us that ‘we can never go back again’ as, in her dream, she wanders the winding, overgrown path to Manderley. Likewise, George Webber, Thomas Wolfe’s ‘hero’ reluctantly concludes, that ‘you can’t go home again’ at the end of his novel of the same name. And this, in essence, is the theme that haunts this elegiac tale of childhood lost and with it the innocence that often, in adulthood, we wish was ours still to claim.

The story of Augustin Meaulnes or, Le Grand Meaulnes, as he is entitled by its narrator, Francois Seurel, 15 years old at the story’s opening, begins when 17 year old Augustin becomes a pupil in the school run by Francois’ father. Its setting is the small village of Saint-Agathe in the Department of Cher about as close to the centre of France as you can get, in the years leading up to the Great War. The two boys quickly become friends and the older boy soon becomes the kind of hero-like figure that features, commonly, in the developing life of a post-pubescent teen-aged boy. Augustin has a charm and a certain otherwordliness absent in the other pupils with whom Francois is familiar and he is keen to enter into the adventures that friendship with Le Grand Meaulnes suggest might be forthcoming.

Instead, taking off in the dead of night, Augustin embarks on his own escapade; one that will determine the direction in which his life, and those close to him, from then on, will travel. On his return he appears distracted and preoccupied and, eventually, relates his adventure to Francois.

This is a wonderfully written, haunting, tale that will, in all likelihood, remain with the reader long after the last word is read, which accurately recalls all of the sweet pain of youth, during which dreams and life become one and the world seems replete with possibility.
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