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Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life. After being stranded in a desert after a crash,...
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Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life.
After being stranded in a desert after a crash, a pilot comes in contact with a captivating little prince who recounts his journey from planet to planet and his search for what is most important in life.
For over sixty-five years Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic, The Little Prince, has captured readers' hearts. The whimsical story with a fairy tale feel has sold over 3 million copies in all formats. This exciting includes the complete original text accompanied by Saint-Exupery's beautiful illustrations remastered and brought to life. Perfect for longtime fans and those meeting the little prince for the first time!
The author and illustrator of this famous mid-twentieth century allegory was a World War II French airplane pilot who was shot down and killed within a year of the book's publication. This handsome edition of a much-loved book that has, since its publication in 1943, been translated into eighty different languages and read in more than 180 countries has been given added stature by the quality of this new version. All of the illustrations which are copies of Sainte-Exupery's original drawings for the first edition have been done in ink and water colors. The fable is told in the first person by a narrator/pilot who, after a crash landing in the Sahara Dessert, meets the Little Prince who is from another much smaller planet. As the two become friends the little prince describes his travels among other planets he has visited and the people he has met who lived there. Not surprisingly, as the story was written during war time, the qualities displayed by the occupants of the other planets include vanity, greed, power, and blindly following directions. The time covered by the book is only eight days, which is how long it takes the pilot to repair his plane, but it is enough time for the pilot to come to care deeply for the little prince. This is an outstanding book for an adolescent to take into adulthood, for an adult who knew it and loved it, or for anyone who has never known it. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich
The Little Prince's appeal is undeniable. Its charm had reach distant places, being a bestseller all over our planet. See more interpretations of this beloved character here.