The Train

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One of Georges Simenon's most persuasive and moving novels, THE TRAIN introduces us to Marcel, a timid young man, full of self-doubt, who is catapulted into the pandemonium of war. When the Germans invade Belgium, he joins the stampede for trains running south.

This is the break of his life for which he has unconsciously waited. Separated from his family, he meets Anna, a Czech Jewess, with whom he finds real love for the first time.

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Overview

One of Georges Simenon's most persuasive and moving novels, THE TRAIN introduces us to Marcel, a timid young man, full of self-doubt, who is catapulted into the pandemonium of war. When the Germans invade Belgium, he joins the stampede for trains running south.

This is the break of his life for which he has unconsciously waited. Separated from his family, he meets Anna, a Czech Jewess, with whom he finds real love for the first time.

As the train moves through a surrealistic landscape, all inhibitions fall away. But the moment is brief, and realities inevitably reassert themselves.

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“He is the greatest of all . . . the truest novelist we have in literature.”
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“There is no false note, not one word or sigh or smile which strikes me as anything but unavoidable. This is not a writer’s romancing story of a little man caught in the war; it is the unknown history of many little men in that vast war.”  
—New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935554462
  • Publisher: Melville House Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/19/2011
  • Series: Neversink Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 243,798
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Georges Simenon
Georges Simenon (1903—1989) is one of the most widely read and published novelists of all time. He wrote more than two hundred books under his own name—including seventy-five Maigret novels—and more than two hundred under a series of pseudonyms.
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  • Posted July 4, 2011

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    Rediscover a Masterpiece

    I received a free electronic copy of The Train, by Georges Simenon, translated from French by Robert Baldick. What an extraordinary, wonderful short novel. This is the story of one man's experience during the German invasion of France at the outset of World War II. The invasion is merely the backdrop for the physical and emotional journey of one man. Marcel Feron is leading an ordinary life with his own business, a child and a pregnant wife. The invasion of Belgium is at once anticipated and unexpected. It is also the turning point in his life leading to a series of decisions that open up vistas to him he had never imagined. Simenon's prose is straightforward and beautiful. The story pulls you along and pulls you in at the same time. Marcel's view is almost detached as his life is uprooted and he begins to learn things about himself that he never suspected. You gradually learn more about the past that shaped him as the titular train he is escaping on moves further away from the life he had known. Each word rings with meaning and the end of the novel leaves you both satisfied and melancholy. It is as poignant today as when it was first written in 1961. This is one of those books that you might never discover. I was fortunate to stumble across it. If it crosses your path, snatch it up. You won't regret it.

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