The Little Prince
By Antoine De Saint-Exupéry Wordsworth Classics RRP $5.00
First published in 1943, The Little Prince is one of the best-selling books of all time. Much loved by people of all ages, this modern fairy tale opens when a pilot stranded in the desert meets an extraordinary “little prince”. He tells the pilot a poetic tale about his long lost home on a faraway planet and his travels through space. The little prince longs to return home, where he has left behind a beloved rose, but can he leave earth? And how will the pilot survive in the desert, dying of thirst?
Through asking (and sometimes answering) life’s great questions, the pilot and the little prince learn what is most important in life. This charming novella will never go out of style and can be read time and time again.
French author Antoine De Saint-Exupéry was himself a pilot. In 1935, he was stranded in the Sahara Desert for three days after his plane crashed – the inspiration for The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry tragically disappeared over the Mediterranean at the age of 44.