Le Petit Prince

Publisher: Folio

ISBN: 9782070408504

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Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Binding: PAPERBACK
ISBN-13: 9782070408504
Language:  FRENCH
Pages: 
97
Publisher: Gallimard 
Publishing Date: february 23, 1999
Subtitle: LE PETIT PRINCE
Subject: FRENCH

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“So I lived alone, with no one to really talk to, until a breakdown in the Sahara Desert six years ago. Something had broken in my engine. And as I had with me. neither mechanic nor passengers, I prepared myself to try to pull off a difficult repair on my own. It was a matter of life and death for me. I had barely water to drink for eight days. first night I fell asleep on the sand a thousand miles from any inhabited land. I was much more isolated than a castaway on a raft in the middle of the ocean. So you can imagine my surprise, at daybreak, when a funny little voice woke me up. She said: ... "
Authors biography
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyon on June 29, 1900. He spent his summer holidays at the castle of Saint Maurice-de-Remens (Ain), which he will evoke in all his work. The first flight he received at the end of July 1912 at Ambérieu-en-Bugey aerodrome decided his vocation as a pilot. He studied at the Collège Sainte-Croix in Le Mans, then in Switzerland, and finally in Paris where he failed the entrance examination for Naval and Centrale: he then decided to take courses at the École des Beaux-Arts. In 1921, he did his military service in Strasbourg, in the air force. He learns to fly, and from then on, his career is mapped out. When he left the army in 1923, he did different jobs. In 1926 he published his first story, whose action was in the world of aviation. The same year, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry joined Latécoère as a pilot, an aviation company which transported mail from Toulouse to Dakar. Then he was appointed station manager at Cap Juby, in southern Morocco. It was during this time that he wrote Courrier Sud (1929). In the company of Mermoz and Guillaumet, he left for Buenos Aires as director of the company Aeroposta Argentina. On his return to Paris in 1931, he published "Vol de nuit" (Prix Femina 1931), which was very successful. In compulsory liquidation, the company that employs him must close. Attached to Air France in 1935, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry tries to beat the Paris-Saigon record: his plane crashes in the desert. In 1938, he tried to link New York to Tierra del Fuego: injured during his attempt, he spent a long convalescence in New York. He then published "Terre des hommes", grand prize for the novel of the French Academy and National Book Award in the United States (1939). During the Second World War, he was a reconnaissance pilot with group 2/33 (1939-1940), then settled in New York. He draws from his experience of war "Pilot of war" (1942) and publishes "Letter to a hostage", then "The Little Prince" (1943), his great success. He then moved to North Africa and returned to group 2/33 despite numerous injuries and the ban on flying. However, Saint-Exupéry insisted on obtaining missions: on July 31, 1944, he flew from Borgo, in Corsica. He will never come back. During the Second World War, he was a reconnaissance pilot with group 2/33 (1939-1940), then settled in New York. He draws from his experience of war "Pilot of war" (1942) and publishes "Letter to a hostage", then "The Little Prince" (1943), his great success. He then went to North Africa and rejoined group 2/33 despite numerous injuries and the ban on flying. However, Saint-Exupéry insisted on obtaining missions: on July 31, 1944, he flew from Borgo, in Corsica. He will never come back. During the Second World War, he was a reconnaissance pilot with group 2/33 (1939-1940), then settled in New York. He draws from his experience of war "Pilot of war" (1942) and publishes "Letter to a hostage", then "The Little Prince" (1943), his great success. He then moved to North Africa and returned to group 2/33 despite numerous injuries and the ban on flying. However, Saint-Exupéry insisted on obtaining missions: on July 31, 1944, he flew from Borgo, in Corsica. He will never come back. North Africa and returned to group 2/33 despite numerous injuries and the ban on flying. However, Saint-Exupéry insisted on obtaining missions: on July 31, 1944, he flew from Borgo, in Corsica. He will never come back. North Africa and returned to group 2/33 despite numerous injuries and the ban on flying. However, Saint-Exupéry insisted on obtaining missions: on July 31, 1944, he flew from Borgo, in Corsica. He will never come back.