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Le Grand Meaulnes

(1913)
(The Wanderer)
A novel by

 
Le Grand Meaulnes is one of the great classics of French literature, a mysterious, even impressionistic tale of adolescence in the French countryside in the dying years of the 19th century.

A teenager, Agustin Meaulnes, arrives in a country school, and his strong personality immediately affects its rural atmosphere, especially in the eyes of his younger school companion, the 15 year old Francois. He is dubbed 'le grand Meaulnes', and he lives up to his reputation by going missing for a few days. He says little about his adventure on his return. But Francois eventually discovers that Meaulnes stumbled upon a strange party held at an unknown chateau, and became enmeshed in the lives of the beautiful young Yvonne de Galais and her brother Frantz.

Love, confusion, the urgency of young passion propels these three along unpredictable paths, observed anxiously by Francois, who desperately wants to help solve and resolve the mysteries. But Meaulnes and Frantz are driven by their own emotions along a trajectory which is anything but simple and straight.

Le Grand Meaulnes, regarded by John Fowles as 'the greatest novel of adolescence in European literature' has cast a remarkable spell on successive many generations.

In turn elliptical, impressionist, hopeful, haunting, Le Grand Meaulnes made an immediate impression on the French public when it was first published in 1913 (a year before its author died in the First World War) and swiftly gained a permanent place in European literature. The translation by Francoise Delisle has been revised for this recording.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Lost Domain: Le Grand Meaulnes (Centenary Edition)
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-19-967868-5 / 978-0-19-967868-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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March 1999 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: "Le Grand Meaulnes" and "Miracles"
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 1-872621-38-4 / 978-1-872621-38-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Tartarus Press
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January 1986 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain- Fournier, Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-19-212262-2 / 978-0-19-212262-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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June 1928 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Wanderer (Le Grand Meaulnes)
Author(s): Alain Fournier
ISBN: 0-678-03552-0 / 978-0-678-03552-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Augustus M Kelley Pubs
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August 1968 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-245-58647-4 / 978-0-245-58647-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harrap
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July 1968 : UK Hardback
Title: Grand Meaulnes (20th Century Texts)
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-423-76750-X / 978-0-423-76750-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd
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September 1966 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Grand Meaulnes (Chosen Books from Abroad)
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-216-88557-4 / 978-0-216-88557-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackie & Son
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1958 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Wanderer
Author(s): alain fournier
ISBN: 1-199-77990-3 / 978-1-199-77990-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heritage Press
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1952 : Hardback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Henr Alain Fournier
ISBN: 2867560144 / 978-2867560149
Publisher: ROUGE ET OR
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Paperback Editions

January 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-554-11688-X / 978-0-554-11688-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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January 2007 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-554-00984-6 / 978-0-554-00984-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
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February 2000 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-14-118272-5 / 978-0-14-118272-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1900 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Wanderer
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-385-09354-3 / 978-0-385-09354-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes (Essential Penguin)
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-14-028270-X / 978-0-14-028270-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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October 1993 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-245-53216-1 / 978-0-245-53216-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
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June 1981 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Wanderer (Meridian classics)
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-452-01010-1 / 978-0-452-01010-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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April 1990 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-14-018282-9 / 978-0-14-018282-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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December 1985 : UK Spiral-bound
thumbTitle: Grand Meaulnes (French literary texts)
Author(s): Alain- Fournier, Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-17-444436-2 / 978-0-17-444436-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Nelson Thornes Ltd
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January 1981 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Wanderer (Meridian classics)
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-452-00754-2 / 978-0-452-00754-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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January 1966 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-14-002466-2 / 978-0-14-002466-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth U.K.
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October 1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Wanderer
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-451-50538-7 / 978-0-451-50538-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet Classics
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October 1971 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Wanderer
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-451-51493-9 / 978-0-451-51493-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet Classics
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October 1971 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Turning Wheel (Signet Classical Books)
Author(s): Alain- Fournier
ISBN: 0-451-00573-2 / 978-0-451-00573-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Signet
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes: The Wanderer
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes: The Wanderer
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks
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February 2003 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes: Complete & Unabridged
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
ISBN: 0-7540-0956-4 / 978-0-7540-0956-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Lost Domain: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Alain-Fournier
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Big Meaulnes (Le Grand Meaulnes) - Translated by Jennifer Hashmi
Author(s): Alain Fournier
Publisher:
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July 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Le Grand Meaulnes
Author(s): Henri Alain-Fournier
Publisher: Tartarus Press
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