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The Little Prince : Puffin Clothbound Classics

ISBN 
9780241444313
Format 
Hardback
Recommended Price 
R180.00
Published 
March 2022
About the book: 

A beautiful clothbound hardback gift edition of one of the world's most beloved stories.

The timeless, enchanting story of the little prince who lives on a tiny planet with three volcanoes and a haughty flower, which he must protect from the baobabs, the bad seeds. The rulers of the other planets he visits all suffer from the cares and stupidities of the everyday world. Only the little prince, through his clear, loving eyes, knows that the simplest of things can be of the utmost importance.

Translated by T. V. F. Cuffe, and with the original illustrations, the story is complete and unabridged.

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About the Author

Antoine De Saint-Exupery was born in 1900 in Lyon. In 1921, he began his training as a pilot By 1926, he had became one of the pioneers of international postal flight. In 1945 he embarked on a record-breaking attempt to fly from Paris to Saigon. Nineteen hours into the flight, his plane crashed in the Sahara desert. He survived the crash but spent three days battling dehydration, limited food and hallucinations. On the fourth day, the was rescued.

In part, this experience was the inspiration for The Little Prince.  He continued to fly until World War II, during which he took self-imposed exile. On 31 July 1944, he disappeared over the Mediterranean while flying a reconnaissance mission.