The Little Prince and Letter to a Hostage

Author(s): Antoine De Saint-Exupéry; T. V. F. Cuffe (Translator)

Middle Fiction (Reading Age 10-13 years)

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Princeis the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.

Letter to a Hostage, which contains certain themes that were to appear in The Little Prince, is Saint-Exupery's optimistic and humane open letter to a Jewish intellectual hiding in occupied France in 1943.


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The French Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), was born in Lyon. His first two books, SOUTHERN MAIL and NIGHT FLIGHT, are distinguished by a poetic evocation of the romance and discipline of flying. Later works, including WIND, SAND AND STARS and FLIGHT TO ARRAS, stress his humanistic philosophy. Saint-Exupery's popular children's book THE LITTLE PRINCE is also read by adults for its allegorical meaning. Saint-Exupery's plane disappeared during a mission in World War II.

General Fields

  • : 9780141185620
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : November 2000
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : December 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 160
  • : Modern fiction
  • : illustrations
  • : Antoine De Saint-Exupéry; T. V. F. Cuffe (Translator)
  • : Paperback
  • : Open Market ed
  • : Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • : en
  • : 843.9/12