The Wanderer by Henri Alain-Fournier

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Le Grand Meaulnes is the only novel by French author Alain-Fournier. Fifteen-year-old Fran├žois Seurel narrates the story of his relationship with seventeen-year-old Augustin Meaulnes as Meaulnes searches 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.

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The 837th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 9th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  2. - The Bigger Read List (English PEN)

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