The Lost Domain

Le Grand Meaulnes

The Lost Domain


Editorial Penguin UK
Fecha de edición mayo 2007 · Edición nº 1

Idioma inglés
Traducción de Davison, Frank
Prologuista Lee, Hermione

EAN 9780141441894
256 páginas
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Resumen del libro

The Lost Estate is Robin Buss's translation of Henri Alain-Fournier's poignant study of lost love, Le Grand Meaulnes. This Penguin Classics edition also contains an introduction by Adam Gopnik. When Meaulnes first arrives at the local school in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring and charisma.

But when Meaulnes disappears for several days, and returns with tales of a strange party at a mysterious house - and his love for the beautiful girl hidden within it, Yvonne de Galais - his life has been changed forever. In his restless search for his Lost Estate and the happiness he found there, Meaulnes, observed by his loyal friend Francois, may risk losing everything he ever had. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain-Fournier's compelling narrator carries the reader through this evocative and unbearably poignant portrayal of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.

Robin Buss's translation of Le Grand Meaulnes sensitively and accurately renders Alain-Fournier's poetically charged, expressive and deceptively simple style. In his introduction, New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik discusses the life of Alain-Fournier, who was killed in the First World War after writing this, his only novel. Henri Alban-Fournier (1886-1914), better known by the pseudonym Alain-Fournier, was born in La Chapelle d'Angillon, the son of a country school-master.

Biografía del autor

Alain-Fournier, pseudonyme d'Henri-Alban Fournier, né le 3 octobre 1886 à La Chapelle-d'Angillon dans le Cher et tué au combat le 22 septembre 1914 (à 27 ans) à Saint-Remy-la-Calonne, est un écrivain français, dont loeuvre la plus célèbre est Le Grand Meaulnes (1913).

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