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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When I was in third grade, they would choose The Little Prince as one of the stories we would read, analyze and all those things you do with books at school. I considered it very boring. But now that ... Read full review

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“What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” This book should not be classified under the category of 'Children's book' for its size and for what it seems like an incongruous ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Antoine de Saint-Exupery wurde am 26.6.1900 in Lyon geboren. Er verlor fruh den Vater und wurde von der Mutter auf dem Schloss de La Mole erzogen. Antoine war Schuler in einem Jesuitenkolleg, spater Architekturstudent in Paris, Soldat bei der Luftwaffe, Handelsvertreter. In den zwanziger Jahren wurde er Flieger und flog die Strecke Toulouse-Casablanca-Dakar. 1927-29 war er Direktor des Flugplatzes Cap Juby/Rio de Oro, 1929 wurde er Direktor der Aeroposta Argentina in Buenos Aires. 1931 Heirat. 1934 Eintritt in die Air France. Langeres Krankenlager nach einem Flugzeugunfall. Im September 1939 wurde Saint-Exupery Pilot in einer Aufklarer-Staffel, im Dezember 1940 ging er nach Amerika, 1943 kam er nach Nordafrika. Seit 31.7.1944 ist er vermisst. Sein Flugzeug wurde im Jahr 2000 von dem Unterwasserforscher Luc Vanrell am Grund des Meeres sudostlich von Marseille gefunden.

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