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The Little Prince

Categories: Fiction
Book Type: paperback
ISBN(13): 9789387282582
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A pilot—the narrator—crashes in the Sahara Desert, miles from any habitation, and is worrying over his predicament. A little blonde boy, the little prince approaches him and asks him to draw a ‘little lamb’ and follows it up with a ‘lot of questions’. The little prince has left the safety of his tiny planet, Asteroid 325, and is on an odyssey through the universe to cure his loneliness. His journey culminates on planet earth where he comes across the oddities of adult behaviour through a series of unusual events. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's (1900-1944) The Little Prince, first published in 1943 remains the most translated book in the French language and an enduring classic. The questions posed by the little prince and the responses he receives from ‘grown-ups’ mirror real world scenarios. These reflections make this novella a philosophical work relevant for both young and old.