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The Little Prince: Wisdom from Beyond the Stars (Hardback)Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (author)
Few books have been as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince.
A beautiful gift collection of quotes from the original translation by Katherine Woods, featuring full-colour illustrations.
A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see the most extraordinary little fellow standing before him. “Please…’ asks the stranger, “draw me a sheep…’
The Little Prince has been capturing the hearts of readers around the world since its publication in 1943 – this new collection of quotes features favourite words of wisdom from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s lyrical, whimsical text. Quotes are drawn from the original translation by Katherine Woods, a favourite with fans.
With subjects covering childhood, sorrow, friendship, love and more, this collection has something for everyone.
Featuring original colour illustrations by the author.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He wrote The Little Prince in the United States during a two-year self-imposed exile from occupied France. A year after the book’s publication in 1943, Saint-Exupéry disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron. Best known throughout the world as the author and illustrator of The Little Prince, Saint-Exupéry wrote several other books that have also become classics of world literature.
Katherine Woods (1886-1968) produced the original English translation of The Little Prince in 1943. It was later followed by several other English translations, but her classic translation is treasured by fans and is often considered to be the definitive English translation. Her poetic translation perfectly captures the enchantment and charm of Saint-Exupéry’s storytelling.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 160 g
Dimensions: 136 x 136 x 7 mm
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