"The Little Prince" and "Letter to a Hostage" (Penguin twentieth century classics)

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century 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, well, 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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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de
Published by China Press (2000)
ISBN 10: 0141180927 ISBN 13: 9780141180922
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
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(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description China Press, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141180927

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