The Lit­tle Prince

By An­toine De Saint-Ex­upéry Wordsworth Clas­sics RRP $5.00

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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.

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