The Little Prince

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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.

ISBN: 9780241508664 Author: Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de Publisher: Penguin Classics Publication Date: 7th October 2021 Imprint: Penguin Classics Cover: Hardback Dewey: 843.912 (edition:23) Pages: 160 Language: English Edition: Omnibus ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category:

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s timeless tale, reissued in a beautiful clothbound edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry 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.

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