The Lost Estate (2020)

The Lost Estate Alain-Fournier The Lost Estate He too began to chase the great pierrot through the corridors of the ch teau A novel of desperate yearning and vanished adolescence the story of Meaulnes and his restless search for a lost enchanted
  • Title: The Lost Estate
  • Author: Alain-Fournier
  • ISBN: 9780241258910
  • Page: 447
  • Format: Paperback
The Lost Estate Alain-Fournier He too began to chase the great pierrot through the corridors of the ch teau A novel of desperate yearning and vanished adolescence, the story of Meaulnes and his restless search for a lost, enchanted world has the atmosphere of a dream and the purity of a fairy tale.A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket He too began to chase the great pierrot through the corridors of the ch teau A novel of desperate yearning and vanished adolescence, the story of Meaulnes and his restless search for a lost, enchanted world has the atmosphere of a dream and the purity of a fairy tale.A new series of twenty distinctive, unforgettable Penguin Classics in a beautiful new design and pocket sized format, with coloured jackets echoing Penguin s original covers.
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  1. Esteban del Mal

    Dear Henri Alain Fournier,Some people claim you had great talent as a novelist Many would claim I don t Is it fair that you died in World War I while I live, free to write this review and feeling like I m having a bad morning because I didn t have all the usual ingredients for my breakfast shake Your remains weren t identified until 1991, true, but do you know that without yogurt, steel cut oatmeal, goji berries and banana congeal like pond scum when blended with almond milk I guess in a way tr [...]

  2. StevenGodin

    Alain Fournier s one and only novel due to his tragic death during the first world war evokes dreamlike memories of a bygone era, with an evocative and moving friendship all surrounding a long lost love Set in a small French commune and the lush, pleasant countryside Fifteen year old Fran ois Seurel narrates his close relationship with slightly older boy Augustin Meaulnes, also known as Le Grand Meaulnes because of his natural charisma and physical presence with fellow students during their time [...]

  3. [P]

    Some time after leaving university I was in a club and at one point in the, er, festivities I was tapped on the shoulder I turned around, and there was an attractive blonde girl She spoke my name I stared back at her blankly Don t you remember me she asked I had to confess that I didn t Nicole, she said I was about to embarrass myself further, and admit that I still could not place her, when it came to me Ah, Nicole Of course She had been in the same halls of residence as I We didn t take any of [...]

  4. Eddie Watkins

    When I was about 10 I spent what felt like an entire summer playing in a marsh with a friend The marsh was a gradual discovery Each day, as our courage increased, we penetrated deeper into it, crawling and hopping from tree mound to tree mound, until we had mapped out quite a large area in our imaginations And of course we were the only two who knew about it This area of the marsh became our sprawling fort, with significant crossings and islands given names from my primary reading matter of the [...]

  5. K.D. Absolutely

    Alain Fournier was the pseudonym of Henri Alban Fournier 1886 1914 , a French author and soldier Le Grand Meaulnes 1913 was his only novel, filmed twice and is now considered one of the greatest works of French literature He was a friend to Andre Gide 1869 1951 who wrote The Fruits of the Earth 1897 , Strait is the Gate 1909 , The Counterfeiters 1927 among many others Alain Fournier started work on a second novel Colombe Blanchet in 1914 However, that same year, he joined the army and died while [...]

  6. Helynne

    Although Le Grand Meaulnes sometimes translated as The Wanderer or The Lost Estate was written in 1913, which was in the decadent or modernism era, this lovely, mysterious novel falls definitely into the category of late Romanticism Just one year after publishing his one and only novel, young Henri Alain Fournier was killed in a World War I battle at Epargnes in 1914 The literary world is so much the poorer for his loss as well as for the loss of many novels he surely would have written The ti [...]

  7. Ben Winch

    A few moments later a strange equipage drew up in front of the glass doors an outlandish old farm wagon with rounded panels and moulded ornaments an aged white horse with head bent so low that he seemed to be hoping to find grass in the road and in the driving seat I say it in the simplicity of my heart, well knowing what I say perhaps the most beautiful young woman that ever existed in the whole world.For the first half of Le Grand Meaulnes I was well nigh intoxicated by the air of romance as i [...]

  8. MJ Nicholls

    Le Grand Meaulnes is supposed to be untranslatable, and this translation by French classics legend Robin Buss doesn t convince me otherwise The novel hinges upon the titular Meaulnes being such a charming force of character in a lower class school, his name echoes down the ages and his antics and adventures make him a much beloved geezer in the province Doesn t quite work But the narrator Fran ois is certainly smitten and describes Meaulnes s first love in fits of florid descriptive prose worthy [...]

  9. Jim Fonseca

    This is the Centenary Edition of the French classic Le Grand Meaulnes, a coming of age story of a boy and the companion he looks up to, nicknamed Le Grand Meaulnes So we have all the usual boyhood stuff of bullies, juvenile delinquent episodes, boring school days, awkwardness around girls One day Le Grand Meaulnes, very much the leader, while our narrator is the follower, gets lost and finds himself in an exotic costumed adventure in a fairyland, beautiful girl and all The story becomes a search [...]

  10. Luís C.

    The themes of childhood and wonder, idealized love and adolescent oaths are treated in such a way that one penetrates body and soul in the world of the great Meaulnes one feels the cold, the smell of school, calm and whispering secrets.For my part, I preferred the first part that takes place at the school in the village of Sainte Agathe until the narrative of the strange feast.The rest did not seem necessary and I think I even zapped As for those who do not like this novel I tell them that they [...]

  11. Nigeyb

    Most French people read this book at school and a recent poll in France made it the sixth best book of the 20th century Unlike the average French person, I came to this story of adolescent love in my early 50s Would the book s charms work for the older reader The answer is an emphatic yes It perfectly captures that magical period when emotions are at their most intense Le Grand Meaulnes, the protagonist, is an adventurous, charismatic wanderer who stumbles across a lost chateau where partygoers, [...]

  12. Elham

    In a boring afternoon of one of these days of June, I chose Le Grand Meaulnes immediately in the local library right after the librarian s alarm that they were closing It was French and I thought I had a glance on a review before By reading a few pages of it, I realized that it was a young adult story of two boys Fran ois and his best friend Meaulnes who lived in a lower class school in a village Narrating in a first person, I thought despite its title there was no trace of Meaulnes himself I th [...]

  13. Antonomasia

    Never have I found it difficult to finish a lovelier book My first attempt was derailed five years ago the second was ultimately successful only after a three month hiatus And this little volume carried so much weight by now, as a favourite of several people exes, friends, the hard to label from different times and places in my life all of which have something of the partially lost domain about them.I started reading it again in a sunny May garden surrounded by birdsong the first time I d had a [...]

  14. Bogna

    I read Le Grand Meaulnes at school when I was ca 16, the book stood in its own category, the impression it left hard to describe And then it disappeared from my life, but strangely enough, also from public interest in Poland I remembered it again after coming back home from a boarding school in Duino two years later, and wanted to get it, to go back, to decipher it better, but nobody I asked knew it I kept looking in libraries and book shops, in vain, not even on the internet for a long dozen of [...]

  15. Sheyda Heydari Shovir

    Tandis que l heure avance, que ce jour l va bient t finir et que d j je le voudrai fini, il y a des hommes qui lui ont confi tout leur espoir, tout leur amour et leur derni res forces Il ya des hommes mourants, d autres qui attendent une ch ance, et qui voudraient que ce ne soit jamais demain Il y en a d autre pour qui demain pointera comme un remords D autres qui sont fatigu s, et cette nuit ne sera jamais assez longue pour leur donner tout le repos qu il faudrait Et moi, moi qui a perdu [...]

  16. Rozzer

    This book, along with a few others in various languages, is a real test of the very idea of translation A challenge to those who believe in the inherent capacity of any language to absorb and present the feelings, impressions, beliefs and atmosphere of works originally expressed in another language Myself, I only have two languages English and French I was raised with both and have some idea how each of them works I read Le grand Meaulnes in French, of course No one should read anything in trans [...]

  17. John Farebrother

    I read this book because it is so famous, and because I was hoping to improve my French It s a charming tale about the transition from boyhood to manhood, when you discover girls and the magic kids world gives way to the real world, with even promise It s written in a delightful old world prose, and set in a provincial market town in northern France As it is, it would have been appreciated as a book in its own right, capturing as it does the idyll of quiet country life, before the advent of mot [...]

  18. Realini

    Le Grande Meaulnes, by Alain FournierI loved this book, which will make me pay attention to The Le Monde top of 100 best novels up to know I placed emphasis on the Anglo Saxon critics lists of The Guardian and TIME Le Grande Meaulnes is one of France s most popular novels much loved yet little read F Scott Fitzgerald borrowed its title for The Great Gatsby some think even the characters.All the life of the author was influenced, moved round a single afternoon, when he met Yvonne, which is the n [...]

  19. Katri

    A strange, haunting book about adolescence and growing up, and about the enchantment and madness of spending your life on supposedly grandiose but ultimately self absorbed romantic quests at the expense of your happiness and especially that of other people.I must say I did not like the character of Meaulnes at all I think he s obnoxious, self absorbed and empty, and there s no reason for everyone to be worshipping him as much as they do It didn t detract my enjoyment of this book, though, becaus [...]

  20. Oziel Bispo

    Este livro que foi publicado em 1914 fala sobre Meaulnes, um jovem de 17 anos , que durante um passeio se perde num bosque e encontra uma pequena vila em uma festa que parecia ser m gica de outro mundo, encontra tamb m nesta festa misteriosa , em uma bela tarde, o grande amor da sua vida, Yvonne de Galais.Mas depois de tr s dias a festa se acaba e ele retorna de carona para casa e n o consegue mais encontrar nem a vila , nem obviamente Yvonne O Livro narrado por um garoto de 15 anos chamado Fran [...]

  21. David Rain

    Alain Fournier was the pseudonym of a French writer, real name Henri Alban, who died in the First World War at the age of twenty seven The narrator of this, his only novel, is a young boy, the son of a schoolmaster in provincial France in the late nineteenth century The story begins when a new pupil comes to the school, the extraordinary Augustin Meaulnes Taller than the other boys, stronger, daring, Meaulnes seems destined for adventure, and adventure soon comes when he absconds from school an [...]

  22. Adam

    An elegy to lost love, an evocation of the sad inevitability of time, in the form of a modern chivalric romance a questing youth stumbles upon an engagement party that seems an enchanted otherworld, falls in love therein, tries forever to return, but is foiled by the slow, dread entanglements of the everyday world and his own failings he finds the woman, but never again the enchanted moment The tale is told with an almost minimalist delicacy Magical and melancholy.Favorite quote Weeks went by, t [...]

  23. James

    A unique and dream like book about youthful ardour and longing The story of Meaulnes and his search for his lost love is unforgettable Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies both romanticism and a search for the elusiveness of the world between childhood and adulthood I found this book both enjoyable and thought provoking in its exceptional depiction of romantic feeling The result was a haunting ability to remain in my memory with a sort of nostalgia for the reading that I have rarely [...]

  24. Lisa

    Is this an ironic title Not sure what was so magnificent about Augustin Meaulnes Let s see some of the magnificent thing this guy did shall we Takes off from school which his mother is bordering him to go to, gets lost with a borrowed horse and buggy, crashes a party for three days, falls in love with a girl he met for like 30 seconds, then loses touch with her and pines for her for years, then he falls in love with the girl s brother s ex fiancee but wait a minute he finds the first girl again [...]

  25. Jim Coughenour

    Alain Fournier s novel evokes a lost world, not only the inevitable loss of childhood but also a lost world of fiction, specifically 19th century boy s fiction adventure stories full of treasure, mysterious maps, mysteries barely glimpsed, adolescent hero worship, and love that knows nothing of lust David Copperfield Kidnapped Kim A year after it was published, its young author disappeared into the carnage of the first world war, buried in a mass grave Unlike Swann s Way also published in 1913 , [...]

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