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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944)

Author of The Little Prince

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1900 - 1944 Antoine de Saint-Exupery was born in Lyon, France on June 29, 1900. Saint-Exupery was educated in Jesuit schools. He later attended a Catholic boarding school in Switzerland before entering the Ecole de Beaux-Arts as an architecture student. de Saint-Exupery began his military service in 1921 and was sent to Strasbourgh to be trained as a pilot. He received his pilot's license in 1922 and, after a few dead end jobs as a bookkeeper and an automobile salesman, he began flying mail for a commercial airline company. His route over North Africa was the basis for his first novel, Southern Mail, in 1929. His second novel, Night Flight, became an international bestseller and was made into a film in 1933. By that time, de Saint-Exupery was married to Consuelo Gomez Castillo and was working as a test pilot for Air France. He was also working as a foreign correspondent covering May Day events in Moscow and writing a series on the Spanish Civil War. His book, Wind, Sand and Stars won the French Academy's 1939 Grand Prix du Roman and the National Book Award in the United States. He came to the United States after France fell in World War II, but rejoined the French Air Force in North Africa in 1943. That same year he published The Little Prince, a children's story of such universal appeal that it has been translated into close to fifty languages. Antoine de Saint-Exupery took off on a flight over Southern France on July 31, 1944 and was never seen again. In 1998, a fisherman found a bracelet with his name and his wife's name engraved on it, 150 kilometers west of Marseilles. (Bowker Author Biography) After escaping death in several accidents while flying as a pilot over the most dangerous sections of the French airmail service in South America, Africa, and the South Atlantic, Saint-Exupery was reported missing over southern France in 1944. Night Flight (1931) was introduced by Andre Gide and was at once proclaimed a masterpiece. Wind, Sand and Stars (1939) is a series of tales, interspersed with philosophical reflections on earth as a planet and on the nobility of the common people. Flight to Arras (1942) is the author's own account of a hopeless reconnaissance sortie during the tragic days of May 1940. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Little Prince… (more)
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The Little Prince 40,825 copies, 716 reviews
Wind, Sand and Stars 3,066 copies, 59 reviews
Night Flight 1,892 copies, 27 reviews
Flight to Arras 857 copies, 23 reviews
Southern Mail (Author) 448 copies, 3 reviews
The Wisdom of the Sands (Author) 380 copies, 5 reviews
Airman's Odyssey 198 copies, 2 reviews
Southern Mail / Night Flight 190 copies, 4 reviews
Letter to a Hostage 155 copies, 6 reviews
Wartime Writings 1939-1944 147 copies, 1 review
A Sense of Life 123 copies, 3 reviews
Oeuvres 52 copies
Carnets 38 copies
A Day with the Little Prince 21 copies, 1 review
Night flight (Author) 12 copies
Moje planeta (Author) 10 copies
Prosa 7 copies
Tegninger 6 copies
The Little Prince [abridged audio] (Original book) 6 copies, 1 review
Micul prinț 4 copies
Obras completas (Author) 3 copies
Felicitat 3 copies
Vol du nuit 2 copies
Pensaments 2 copies
风沙星辰 2 copies
ŒUVRES 1 copy
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