Le Grand Meaulnes

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Author: Alain-Fournier (Henri Alban Fournier)
Published: 1913
Language: French
Wordcount: 69,353 / 233 pg
LoC Category: U
Downloads: 1,899
mnybks.net#: 2667
Genre: War

The story of Augustin Meaulnes and his search for his lost love. Impulsive, reckless and heroic, Meaulnes embodies the romantic ideal, the search for the unobtainable and the mysterious world between childhood and adulthood. Considered by many to be one of the great works of French literature.

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ur?" dit-il.

J'hésitai une seconde. Puis, comme Millie ne me retenait pas, je pris ma casquette et j'allai vers lui. Nous sortîmes par la porte de la cuisine et nous allâmes au préau, que l'obscurité envahissait déjà. A la lueur de la fin du jour, je regardais, en marchant, sa face anguleuse au nez droit, à la lèvre duvetée.

"Tiens, dit-il, j'ai trouvé ça dans ton grenier. Tu n'y avais donc jamais regardé?"

Il tenait à la main une petite roue en bois noirci; un cordon de fusées déchiquetées courait tout autour; ç'avait dû être le soleil ou la lune au feu d'artifice du Quatorze Juillet.

"Il y en a deux qui ne sont pas parties: nous allons toujours les allumer", dit-il d'un ton tranquille et de l'air de quelqu'un qui espère bien trouver mieux par la suite.

Il jeta son chapeau par terre et je vis qu'il avait les cheveux complèteme

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