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The little prince : and, Letter to a hostage

By: de Saint-Exupery, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Antoine(Illustrated by) Cuffe, T V F(Introduction by)

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Part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series
0241508665 / 9780241508664
Hardback
07/10/2021
Published 07/10/2021
United Kingdom
Classics
21 cm 160 pages
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Translated from the French.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery's timeless tale, reissued in a beautiful clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. Antoine de Saint-Exupery first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his plane vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission.

Nearly eighty years later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane.

His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. "In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey," the narrator recalls. "Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket." And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.

BIC:

FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FM Fantasy, FYT Fiction in translation

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