The Little Prince

· Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
54 reviews

About this ebook

This beloved, world-famous allegorical classic about a young prince on a quest for knowledge is an essential read for every home library.

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. When a pilot crashes in the Sahara Desert, he meets a little boy who asks him to draw a sheep. Gradually the Little Prince reveals more about himself: he comes from a small asteroid, where he lived alone until a rose grew there. But the rose grew demanding, and he was confused by his feelings about her. The story unfolds further from one planet to the next in a thoughtful philosophical exploration of love and the ephemeral. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored original full-color art, this definitive English-language edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of readers of all ages.

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54 reviews
Robby Adams
January 28, 2014
Ive been going between manic and depressive episodes lately and this book helped me to sit back and let things happen, instead of having the need to make things happen
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Federico Villa
May 3, 2013
I read this book in high school once and I never forgot about it. I'm happy to have read it a second time because now I can see the message the book was trying to send.
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June 11, 2013
I read this book in French and loved it. But I would like to read it again in French. English will ruin it for me I think. There is always something lost in translation. So.. Original version please? :)
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About the author

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.

Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and Trappings . He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.

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