Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery
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. His tale is ultimately a tender one—a heartfelt exposition of sadness and solitude that demonstrates the universe as both limitless and small. Ultimately, the book is a beautifully poetic observation on life and the wonders of the imagination. It should be required reading for anyone and everyone.
86 pages, Harcourt Inc. (1943)