The Quest of Alain-Fournier - Robert GibsonHamish Hamilton, 1953, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ - in Good DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, some small nicks and chops and a little faded. Previous owners inscription to pastedown. Bruised at head and tail. Top edges of text block dusty. Internally bright and clean.
Robert Gibson's scholarly but sensitive account of Alain-Fournier's life and work is the first to appear in English and the fullest in any language. He has had access to a great amount of hitherto unpublished material and reveals how Le Grand Meaulnes, often regarded as a romantic fantasy, is based on experiences in the author's life. This is a book not merely for the literary specialist, but for all who are moved by seeing the building-up, and the subsequent decline and fall of youth's ideals. Illustrated with B&W photographs. 293pp. Index. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.