The Tale of the Rose: The Passion that Inspired The Little Prince

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 308 pages
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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 Prince

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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

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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

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
98
Section 3
126
Section 4
129
Section 5
202
Section 6
266
Section 7
309
Section 8
324
Section 9
325
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About the author (2003)

Consuelo de Saint-Exupery wrote The Tale of the Rose in 1945, with the pain of loss still fresh in her heart. The manuscript was sealed away in a locked trunk on her estate, and found by chance, fifteen years after her death, when an academic was digging around for fresh material for a new biography of Saint-Exupery. He died in 1979 and left her estate, and the proceeds from her share of The Little Prince to her gardener.


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