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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry) was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for... show more
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry) was a French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.

Saint-Exupéry was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. At the outbreak of war, he joined the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), flying reconnaissance missions until France's armistice with Germany in 1940. After being demobilised from the French Air Force, he travelled to the United States to persuade its government to enter the war against Nazi Germany. Following a 27-month hiatus in North America, during which he wrote three of his most important works, he joined the Free French Air Force in North Africa, although he was far past the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on his last assigned reconnaissance mission in July 1944, and is believed to have died at that time.

Prior to the war, Saint-Exupéry had achieved fame in France as an aviator. His literary works – among them The Little Prince, translated into over 250 languages and dialects – posthumously boosted his stature to national hero status in France. He earned further widespread recognition with international translations of his other works. His 1939 philosophical memoir Terre des hommes became the name of a major international humanitarian group, and was also used to create the central theme (Terre des hommes—Man and His World) of the most successful world's fair of the 20th century, Expo 67 in Montreal, Canada.
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Birth date: 1900-06-29
Died: 1944-07-31
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FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 1 year ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleThis book is wonderfully-written, majestically-crafted, and hauntingly beautiful. I loved every moment of it.Last week, I listened to the audiobook version of this book, which was very good. Then I saw that it was an abridged version so of course I had...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 1 year ago
For more reviews, check out my blog: Craft-CycleI found a copy of this audiobook at the library and was so excited to read it that it wasn't until I put it in the CD player in my car that I realized it was an abridged version. At that point it was too late and I just had to listen to it.I really enj...
Jodi's Classroom Favorites
Jodi's Classroom Favorites rated it 1 year ago
Antoine De Saint-Exupéry gave us a wonderful and peculiar story. The plot follows an aviator, who has crashed in the dessert! After further research, I learned that the author modeled this on his own experience. Because this text is a fable, I think it would be great to compare it to other classic f...
danae
danae rated it 2 years ago
J'ai lu ce livre trois fois et je ne l'aime toujours pas. Je pense que je devrais l'aimer, mais le petit prince se tue à la fin ! Je ne l'aime pas. Peut-être plus tard.--------------------------------------------I have read this book three times and I still do not like it. I think I should like it, ...
Self-development journey
Self-development journey rated it 2 years ago
Love to review Little Prince as much as I love to pick it up and read it for the 100th times. It came to my life for the first time as a school literature so I had to read it. At the age of 11 or 12 I enjoyed a different level of the story. Picked it up again when I was 20+ and got surprised with hi...
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