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.

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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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Weight 0.27 kg
Dimensions 20.4 × 13.8 × 2 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

160

Language

English

Edition

Omnibus ed

Dewey

843.912 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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