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The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince By Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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The Little Prince: And Letter to a Hostage by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless tale, reissued in a beautiful clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his plane vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. Nearly eighty years later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power.

The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey, the narrator recalls. Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket. And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.

About Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery (Author, Illustrator)
Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), was born into an aristocratic French family at the turn of the century. Saint-Exupery was preoccupied with aviation from a young age; a passion which would lead him into the French Air Force. His first two books, Southern Mail and Night Flight, are distinguished by a poetic evocation of the romance and discipline of flying. Later works, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Flight to Arras, stress his humanistic philosophy. Saint-Exupery's popular children's book The Little Prince is also read by adults for its allegorical meaning. In 1944, Saint-Exupery's plane disappeared during a mission in World War II.

Additional information

NGR9780241508664
9780241508664
0241508665
The Little Prince: And Letter to a Hostage by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
New
Hardback
Penguin Books Ltd
2021-12-02
160
N/A
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