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This review is from: The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes) (Penguin Classics) (Kindle Edition)
I first read this book over 30 years ago in the original French when it was a set text for my French A level and it has remained one of my favourite books of all time (although I am ashamed to say that I can now only read the translated version). The story is just beautiful with an ethereal quality and stands alone as a classic in every sense of the word. It is a book which will truly captivate you as Francois Seurel gets spellbound by the older Augustin Meaulnes and his tales. Don't be put off by descriptions of the book as a romance and a coming of age novel as it is so much more than this and deserves greater recognition in the English speaking world. Like others though I have never understood why there was any need to rename the translated version as 'Le Grand Meaulnes' is a perfect title in any language.