The Little Prince - Picador Classic (Paperback)
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The Little Prince - Picador Classic (Paperback)

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With an introduction by Kate Mosse
Translated by Ros Schwartz

All grown-ups were children once (but most of them have forgotten).

A pilot who has crash landed in the desert awakes to see an extraordinary little boy. 'Please,' asks the stranger, 'will you draw me a little lamb!' Baffled by the little prince's incessant questioning, the pilot pulls out his pencil, and starts to draw. As the little prince's curiosity takes them further on their journey together, the pilot is able to piece together an understanding of the tiny planet from which the prince has come and of his incredible travels across the universe.

First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

'The Little Prince moves from asteroid to desert, from fable and comedy to enigmatic tragedy, in order to make one recurrent point: You can't love roses. You can only love a rose' Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509811304
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 10 mm


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The Little Prince moves from asteroid to desert, from fable and comedy to enigmatic tragedy, in order to make one recurrent point: You can't love roses. You can only love a rose -- Adam Gopnik * New Yorker *
Ros Schwartz's translation is beautifully judged * Financial Times *

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“The Little Prince”

This is a naive and innocent tale following the Little Prince on his journey from and to his own little planet with his three volcanoes and one little flower. It pokes fun at the adult world with the appearance of a... More

Paperback edition
19th October 2011
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“One sees clearly only with the heart”

I love this book for it's truthfulness and honesty. It is brilliant to read at any stage in life, but I would have loved to have read it when i was an early teenager. Captures the innocence and purity of youth... More

Paperback edition
27th August 2014
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“It was a really good book!”

I love this book and i think it is worth reading as it shows great psychology in it. Even though it seems a bit childish from the title, but the book itself is amazing and great for adults too. But you have to... More

Paperback edition
23rd July 2010
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