The Tale of the Rose: The Passion that Inspired The Little Prince
Random House Trade Paperbacks, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
Consuelo and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry met in Buenos Aires in 1930—she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike appetite for danger. She was frail and voluble, exotic and capricious. Within hours of their first encounter, he knew he would have her as his wife.
Their love affair and marriage would take them from Buenos Aires to Paris to Casablanca to New York. It would take them through periods of betrayal and infidelity, pain and intense passion, devastating abandonment and tender, poetic love. The Tale of the Rose is the story of a man of extravagant dreams and of the woman who was his muse, the inspiration for the Little Prince’s beloved rose—unique in all the world—whom he could not live with and could not live without.
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THE TALE OF THE ROSE: The Passion that Inspired The Little PrinceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A literary memoir from the wife of one of the most beloved figures in children's literature.Consuelo Carrillo met the famous French writer and pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry in Buenos Aires within a ... Read full review
The tale of the rose: the passion that inspired The little princeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Two decades after her death in 1979, Consuelo de Saint-Exup ry's manuscript on her tumultuous marriage with celebrated aviator/novelist Antoine was discovered, edited, and published in France ... Read full review