ISBN: 9789386316042 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune,
sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs,
A young aviator crashes his plane in the middle of the Sahara Desert. In the
isolation of the blistering sand dunes, he meets a strange little boy - the
little prince. Over the next ten days, as the aviator tries to fix his plane
on a fast depleting store of food and water, he also gradually learns the
little prince’s extraordinary story. The little prince talks of his own tiny
planet, his beloved rose, the serious threat of baobabs, and of his travels
to different planets. As the sad experiences of the little prince’s life are
unfurled, so grows the affection for him in the aviator’s heart.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s classic text has enthralled its readers, adults and
children alike, over decades. The story is reflective of notions of loyalty,
friendship, love and hope, easy but intense. The little prince’s simplicity
throws the futility of endless human desires into a sharp relief, making it as
profound as it is poetic."
About Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 in Lyons, France.
He completed his early education in France and Switzerland. Unable to clear his
final exam at a university preparatory school, he enrolled himself at the cole
des Beaux-Arts to study Architecture. After failing the entrance exam for the
Naval Academy, he decided to go for aviation. In 1921, he joined the French Air
Force where he first learned to fly a plane. Five years later, he left the
French Air Force to begin flying air mail between remoter settlements in the
When World War II
broke out, Saint-Exupery rejoined the French Air Force. After Nazi troops
occupied France in 1940, Saint-Exupery fled to the United States. He had hoped
to join the U.S. war effort as a fighter pilot, but was turned down because of
his age. Instead, he drew upon his experiences in the Sahara desert to write
and illustrate what would become his most famous book, The Little Prince (1943).
completing the book, Saint-Exupery returned to North Africa to fly a warplane
for his country. On July 31, 1944, Saint-Exupery took off on a mission. He was
never seen again.