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ISBN-10: 0141441895
ISBN-13: 9780141441894
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/01/2008
Dimensions: 7.86" L, 5.30" W, 0.65" H

The Lost Estate (Le Grand Meaulnes)

Translator: Robin Buss
Introduction by: Adam Gopnik

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Price: $16.00

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.

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"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

"[A] favorite . . . a beautiful and mysterious story about the end of childhood." ―Claire Messud, The New York Times Book Review

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ISBN-10: 0141441895
ISBN-13: 9780141441894
Publisher: Penguin Group
Publish Date: 01/01/2008
Dimensions: 7.86" L, 5.30" W, 0.65" H
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