The Little Prince

And Letter to a Hostage

Antoine De Saint-Exupéry, Antoine De Saint-Exupéry (Illustrator), T V F Cuffe (Introducer), T V F Cuffe (Translator)

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published The Little Prince in 1943, only a year before his Lockheed P-38 vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance mission. More than a half century later, this fable of love and loneliness has lost none of its power. The narrator is a downed pilot in the Sahara Desert, frantically trying to repair his wrecked plane. His efforts are interrupted one day by the apparition of a little, well, prince, who asks him to draw a sheep. "In the face of an overpowering mystery, you don't dare disobey," the narrator recalls. "Absurd as it seemed, a thousand miles from all inhabited regions and in danger of death, I took a scrap of paper and a pen out of my pocket." And so begins their dialogue, which stretches the narrator's imagination in all sorts of surprising, childlike directions.
  • Penguin Classics
  • Published 25th January 2001
  • 160 Pages
  • 133mm x 199mm x 10mm
  • 246g
  • £6.99