The Little Prince

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Wordsworth Editions, Jan 1, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 109 pages
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Translated by Irene Testot-Ferry.

The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level it is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel, while on the other hand it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition.

First published in 1943, the year before the author's death in action, this translation contains Saint-Exupery's delightful illustrations.

 

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Beautiful and poignant prose. - Goodreads
The thing I hated the most was the ending. - Goodreads
Charming, with pretty pictures! - Goodreads
I love this book and the art work. - Goodreads
To be honest, the plot in this book is weak. - Goodreads
I was reminded quite a bit of AA Milne's writing style. - Goodreads

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Reread May 2015 Maybe my favorite part this time was when he meets the girl who sells little pills invented to quench thirst. They save so much time! Fifty-three minutes a week. "And what do you do ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Stevenson - Goodreads

I have read this book both in French when I was in high school and just finished it in English. I remember liking it in high school but I truly enjoyed it this time around. This story is short and enjoyable with many life lessons incorporated in a quirky, whimsical way. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
15
Section 3
36
Section 4
42
Section 5
53
Section 6
77
Section 7
109
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About the author (1995)

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900.A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.

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