The Little Prince: And Letter to a Hostage (Penguin Modern Classics Translated Texts)

Sách Ebooks PDF, Epub, Prc The Little Prince: And Letter to a Hostage (Penguin Modern Classics Translated Texts) Nguồn gốc: Penguin Books, Tác giả: Antoine de Saint, Exupery, TVF CuffeNXBPenguin Books LtdNăm XB15/02/2006, Trọng lượng (gr): 254Kích thước19.8 x 12.8Số trang160Hình thứcBìa MềmSản phẩm hiển thị trongForeign Book – Collection – NewNew Arrivals – Young Adult BooksPenguin BooksPenguin UKSản phẩm bán chạy nhấtTop 100 sản phẩm Contemporary Fiction bán chạy của tháng. Thuộc danh mục sách: FOREIGN BOOKS FICTION CONTEMPORARY FICTION

the little prince: and letter to a hostage (penguin modern classics translated texts)


The Little Prince: And Letter to a Hostage (Penguin Modern Classics Translated Texts)

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.

In “The Little Prince”,a small boy leaves the tiny planet on which he lives alone, on a trip to Earth, where he is introduced to the vagaries of adult behaviour. “Letter to a Hostage” is an open letter to a Jewish intellectual in hiding in occupied France.

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