Book Description

Introduction and Life of Saint-Exupery in English with, notes and vocabulary in French and English. French text edition of The Little Prince, a poetic tale self-illustrated in watercolours in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince fallen to Earth from a tiny asteroid. "His most popular work, The Little Prince was partially based upon a crash he and his navigator survived in the Libyan desert. They were stranded and dehydrated for four days, nearing death when they miraculously stumbled upon a Bedouin who gave them water. The Little Prince is a philosophical story, including societal criticism, remarking on the strangeness of the adult world. One biographer wrote of Saint-Exupery's most famous work: "Rarely have an author and a character been so intimately bound together as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and his Little Prince," and remarking of their dual fates, "the two remain tangled together, twin innocents who fell from the sky."
Dealer Notes
Reprint; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Black titles spine; French text edition; illustrated by colour drawings.
Author Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Date 1962
Binding Hardcover (Printed Boards)
Publisher Heinemann; London
Illustrator Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Condition Very Good/no Dustjacket
Pages 105

Price: £20.00

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