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Grand Meaulnes

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Grand Meaulnes is a beautifully written coming-of-age novel that captures the essence of youth and the enchantment of first love. Alain-Fournier's prose is poetic and evocative, transporting the reader to a world of adolescent dreams and disillusionment.

The story follows the protagonist, Augustin Meaulnes, as he embarks on a journey of self-discovery and romance. His encounters with the mysterious Yvonne de Galais and his quest to find her again drive the narrative forward, creating a sense of longing and nostalgia that is both bittersweet and profound.

The novel is rich in symbolism and explores themes of desire, memory, and the passage of time. The portrayal of youthful innocence and the loss of it is poignant, making the reader reflect on their own fleeting moments of happiness and passion.

Overall, Grand Meaulnes is a timeless classic that resonates with readers of all ages. Its lyrical prose and poignant themes make it a must-read for anyone interested in the complexities of human emotion and the fleeting nature of youth.

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Roman très célèbre.
Amour, amitiés, adolescence
Société de l'époque, et aussi la Nature
Roman psychologique de grande et belle finesse, d’un talent très fluide
Retrouvons nos chers Augustin Meaulnes et Yvonne de Galais…
- Summary by Christiane Jehanne

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