What does Meaulnes mean in English?

Meaulnes is the surname of the chief character, but in English an unfortunate homonym of “moan”; so to call the novel The Big Meaulnes or The Great Meaulnes or (even, recently) The Magnificent Meaulnes is asking for trouble. Some translators simply leave it in French.

What is the title of the novel written by Alain-Fournier and dedicated to his sister Isabelle?

Alain-Fournier wrote The Lost Estate at a time when all of Europe was nearing a calamitous loss of innocence in World War I.

What genre is Le Grand Meaulnes?

Novel Fiction Bildungsroman Le Grand Meaulnes/Genres

Where did Alain-Fournier grow up?

La Chapelle-d’Angillon Alain-Fournier was born in La Chapelle-d’Angillon, in the Cher département, in central France, the son of a school teacher. He studied at the Lycée Lakanal in Sceaux, Hauts-de-Seine, near Paris, where he prepared for the entrance examination to the École Normale Supérieure, but without success.

Who wrote Le Grand Meaulnes?

Alain-Fournier Le Grand Meaulnes/Authors

How do you pronounce Le Grand Meaulnes?

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Where is Le Grand Meaulnes set?

Seurel, who is the director of the mixed-ages school in a small village in the Sologne, a region of lakes and sandy forests in the heartland of France. François is intrigued when 17-year-old Augustin Meaulnes, a bright young man from a modest background arrives at the school.

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