The Magnificent Meaulnes
Translated by Valerie Lester

A new translation of the story John Fowles called the "greatest novel of adolescence in European literature"

When Augustin Meaulnes arrives in Francois' home, he changes everything. Life in the little town where they both go to school suddenly becomes far more adventurous and exciting. On one of his escapades, Meaulnes gets lost in the countryside and finds himself at an extraordinary party where he meets the girl of his dreams. From this point on he is haunted by her memory and devotes his life, with Francois' willing help, to finding her again.

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“Phiz: A Bicentenary Appreciation” (with Robert Patten), The Dickensian, Winter 2015

Entry on Phiz for the new Dictionary of National Biography, 2004

"Four Gems," Harvard Library Bulletin, Summer 2001

Twenty articles for Airways magazine, l997-2008

"Who's Responsible?", G.W. Forum, Spring, 1999

A Bird's Eye View of NepalThe Atlantic Monthly, 1998

"Playing with Menander," Hellas, 1996.

"Islomania," G.W. Forum, 43, Fall, 1994

"Learning about Love," G.W. Forum, 40, Winter 1992

"Odysseus Redressed," Humanities, 12, No. 1, Jan/Feb.1991

"Happy Birthday, Tom Benton," Humanities, 10, No. 6, 1989

"A Song of the South" - book review, The Bloomsbury Review, Sept/Oct, 1983

Nature articles and book, theater, and music reviews for local publications.


"Thin Things," Wooden Teeth, Vol. 15, No. 1, Fall, 1992

"Came an Angel," and "After the Cloudburst," Hellas, Fall,1991

"October and Again," Christian Science Monitor, Oct. 20,1988

"Duppy Visits the Girl Child," The Lyric, 67, No. 2, Spring, 1987

"The Chaise Longue," Georgetown Journal, Fall 1985

"Hortus Conclusus," Georgetown Journal, Spring, 1986

"Anniversary," (Prizewinner), The Lyric, 65, No. 4, Fall 1985

"Last Class." This poem appeared in the memorial tribute to Robert Fitzgerald, May 23, 1985

"Crossword," and "Blue Linen," Folio, August, 1981

Plays Written and Produced

"Cut Short" - A comedy based on Menander's "Perikeiromene."

"All Day Within the Dreamy House"