The Magnificent Meaulnes (Le Grand Meaulnes), Paperback

The Magnificent Meaulnes (Le Grand Meaulnes) Paperback

3 out of 5 (1 rating)


When Augustin Meaulnes arrives in Francois' home, he changes everything.

Life in the little town where they both go to school suddenly becomes far more adventurous and exciting.

On one of his escapades, Meaulnes gets lost in the countryside finds himself at an extraordinary party where he meets the girl of his dreams.

From this point on he is haunted by her memory and devotes his life, with Francois' willing help, to finding her again.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
  • ISBN: 9780099529729



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Set in the late 1800s to early 1900s, this story evokes images of life in a very different sort of era. The interwoven tale of the 3 main male protagonists is a bit too wistful for my taste. However, it had a definite effect on me.