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An unforgettable French masterpiece in the spirit of The Catcher in the Rye in a dazzling new translation When Meaulnes first arrives in Sologne, everyone is captivated by his good looks, daring, and charisma. But when he attends a strange party at a mysterious house with a beautiful girl hidden inside, he is changed forever. Published here in the first new English translation since 1959, this evocative novel has at its center both a Peter Pan in provincial France a kid who refuses to grow up and a Parsifal, pursuing his love to the ends of the earth. Poised between youthful admiration and adult resignation, Alain- Fournier s narrator compellingly carries the reader through this indelible portrait of desperate friendship and vanished adolescence.