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Alain-Fournier 1886-1914

Works: 586 works in 3,265 publications in 25 languages and 21,732 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Novels  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Other, Contributor, Honoree, Editor, 570, Dedicatee, Correspondent, Illustrator, Recipient
Classifications: PQ2611.O85, 843.912
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The wanderer by Alain-Fournier( Book )

1,410 editions published between 1800 and 2022 in 26 languages and held by 6,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Alain-Fournier was killed in battle on the Meuse in 1914, he left behind Le Grand Meaulnes, a novel of wistful enchantment. The tale is recounted by Francois Seurel, whose father heads the village school where Augustin Meaulnes comes to board. A tall, somber youth of 17, he instantly becomes the class ringleader, and is soon known as le grand Meaulnes. When the youth sets off on an impetuous errand of a few hours and doesn't return for several days, events take a darker turn. After Meaulnes's reappearance, Seurel notices his companion's unrest, and tries to uncover its source. He wakes in the midwinter nights to find Meaulnes pacing the room "like someone rummaging about in his memory, sorting out scraps." Meaulnes remains disconsolate, but finally reveals the nature of his travels, and the strange days of revelry at his unintended destination--the "lost domain" to which he is desperate to return and doesn't know how to find. Seurel rightly guesses that Meaulnes met a young woman there, and that he is in love. "Often afterwards, when he had gone to sleep after trying desperately to recapture that beautiful image, he saw in his dreams a procession of young women who resembled her ... but not one of them was this tall slender girl." The two friends set about retracing Meaulnes's path, and their journeys take them into manhood, when Meaulnes finds at last a way to bring his quest full circle. Alain-Fournier pairs his tightly twisting plot with a poignant nostalgia. His descriptive powers bring to the reader the sights and sounds--the icy winter winds and rattling carriage wheels--from an earlier time, all the while weaving a brilliant affirmation of loyalty and lasting friendship. --editorial review by Joannie Kervran
The lost domain (Le grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier( )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain-Fournier's lyrical novel captures the painful transition from adolescence to adulthood. First published in 1913, its story of the lost domain where le grand Meaulnes meets a beautiful girl, and his search to recover his love, has haunted readers ever since. Now published with a new Introduction by Hermione Lee in its centenary year
Miracles by Alain-Fournier( Book )

88 editions published between 1848 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance 1905-1914 by Jacques Rivière( Book )

71 editions published between 1926 and 1966 in French and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance (1910-1914) [de] Charles Péguy [et] Alain-Fournier by Charles Péguy( Book )

4 editions published in 1973 in French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Rivière et Alain-Fournier: correspondance, 1905-1914 by Jacques Rivière( Book )

25 editions published between 1926 and 1966 in French and English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La peinture, le cœur et l'esprit : correspondance inédite, 1907-1924 by André Lhote( Book )

28 editions published in 1986 in French and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enth.: Vol. 1, 1907-1909 ; vol. 2, 1910-1924
Correspondance, 1904-1914 by Jacques Rivière( Book )

29 editions published in 1991 in French and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le grand Meaulnes ; suivi de, Choix de lettres, de documents et d'esquisses by Alain-Fournier( Book )

8 editions published in 2020 in French and English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En Sologne, François Seurel se souvient de son ami Augustin Meaulnes, pensionnaire comme lui au Cours supérieur de Sainte-Agathe. Lors d'une escapade, Meaulnes découvre un château où se déroule une fête à l'occasion du mariage de Frantz de Galais. Il est fasciné par une jeune femme dont il tombe amoureux, Yvonne. Publié pour la première fois en 1913."--
The wanderer (Le grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier( Book )

10 editions published between 1928 and 1958 in English and French and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost domain by Alain-Fournier( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The arrival of Augustin Meaulnes at a small provincial secondary school sets in train a series of events that will have a profound effect on his life, and that of his new friend Francois Seurel. It is Seurel who recalls the impact of le grand Meaulnes, disruptive and charismatic, on his schoolmates, and the encounter that is to haunt them both. Lost, and alone, Meaulnes stumbles upon an isolated house, mysterious revels, and a beautiful girl. When he returns to Seurel it is with the fixed determination to find the house again, and the girl with whom he has fallen in love. But the dreamlike days in the lost domain are evanescent, and Meaulnes is torn between his love and competing claims of loyalty and friendship
Poems by Henri Alain-fournier( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alain-Fournier's poems, while relatively few, are one of the small pearls washed up in the maelstrom of early twentieth-century France. Best known for his novel Le Grand Meaulnes, a posthumous classic, Alain-Fournier was killed in battle in 1914. His poems suspend a pre-war French idyll of warm evenings and rained-on orchards, silk-banded straw hats, lamp-lit farmhouses - and young love reaching out 'in the frightening dark, with timid fingers'. His lines fluoresce with the pain of memories which cannot be re-lived, and they combine elements of Symbolism, Impressionism and Imagism. The sun is an ambivalent force in these poetic narratives, which transform themselves as if they were dreams. The music of Debussy, the writings of Laforgue, and the paintings of Renoir can also be detected under the surface of Alain-Fournier's verse, which is provided here in a comprehensive English translation for the first time
Lettres au petit B by Alain-Fournier( Book )

36 editions published between 1930 and 2000 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colombe Blanchet : esquisses d'un second roman by Alain-Fournier( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in French and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esquisses du second roman de l'auteur du "Grand Meaulnes" sur le thème de la quête éperdue de la pureté et dans lequel se retrouvent les souvenirs et lieux d'enfance qui peuplent l'imaginaire du romancier
The wanderer; or, The end of youth (Le grand Meaulnes) by Alain-Fournier( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance (1910-1914) by Charles Péguy( Book )

16 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in French and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondance : paysages d'une amitié by Charles Péguy( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Grand Meaulnes ; Miracles by Alain-Fournier( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2019 in French and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archétype du roman d'adolescence, le chef-d'œuvre de Fournier est à la fois un roman d'amitié, d'amour et d'aventures. Augustin Meaulnes, Frantz de Galais et François Seurel sont en quête d'un bonheur supérieur, à la mesure de leur désir d'idéal. Le héros s'abîme dans l'univers onirique et merveilleux de la fête du "domaine mystérieux". Mais la résurrection du royaume de l'enfance s'accompagne de son irréversible dissolution au contact de la réalité vécue. Dans ce roman de la désillusion, seul François, le narrateur, se soustrait à la fuite du temps en se réfugiant, à la manière de Proust, dans l'écriture. La présente édition éclaire, à la lumière de la correspondance et des notes préparatoires de l'écrivain, la genèse et l'esthétique d'une œuvre originale et unique
Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier( Recording )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First love, teenage angst, childhood friendships. Meaulnes searches for his lost love, Yvonne. Adventurous, impulsive, heroic, even mad - Meaulnes embodies the recklessness of youth and also the pain which lies between childhood and adulthood
Le grand Meaulness by Alain-Fournier( Book )

7 editions published between 1913 and 2003 in French and English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"La venue d'Augustin Meaulnes, le nouveau pensionnaire du cours supérieur de Sainte-Agathe, va bouleverser la vie du collège: ce grand garçon silencieux exerce sur ses camarades, et en particulier sur François, le narrateur, une étrange fascination. Ce roman sur l'adolescence mêle, dans une atmosphère presque magique, l'aventure et le rêve, l'amour et la souffrance. Augustin réussira-t-il à retrouver le bonheur un instant entrevu au cours d'une mystérieuse fête?"--Editeur
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Alain-Fournier 1886-1914

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Alain Furnie 1886-1914



Alen-Furnʹe 1886-1914


Alēns Furnjē 1886-1914

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Alun. Funi'er 1886-1914


Alunfuni'er 1886-1914

Camille, Alain 1886-1914

Fournier A.

Fournier A. псевдоним 1886-1914

Fournier Alain

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Fournier H. 1886-1914

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Fournier, Henri

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Fournier, Henri-Alain 1886-1914

Fournier Henri-Alban

Fournier Henri-Alban 1886-1914

Fournier, Henri-Albert 1886-1914

Fournier, Henry-Alban 1886-1914

Furnjē, Alēns 1886-1914

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Henri Alain-Fournier

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Ален А

Ален Фурние

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Ален-Фурнье 1886-1914

Ален-Фурнье А

Ален-Фурнье псевдоним 1886-1914

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Фурнье, Ален 1886-1914

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آلان-فورنييه كاتب فرنسي

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فورنييه, آلان.


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알랭 푸르니에

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알랭-푸르니에, 앙리 1886-1914

알랭 프르니에르 1886-1914

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푸르니에, 알랭 1886-1914

푸르니에, 앙리 알방 1886-1914


フルニエ, アラン


阿伦. 服尼尔

阿伦. 服尼尔 1886-1914


阿伦服尼尔 1886-1914