Wind, Sand and Stars

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547546726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Recipient of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.
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Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

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ISBN: 280628810X

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wind, Sand and Stars with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which is a memoir of the author’s life as a pilot, and the struggles that he and his friends faced. Paying homage to these friends, he recounts their experiences, from crashing their plane in the Andes to rescuing a slave from Moorish rebels, all while providing thought-provoking philosophical views on life and death. The novel has won many awards, including the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, one of France’s most prestigious literary prizes. Saint-Exupéry’s works have been translated into over 250 languages and continue to be well-loved decades after his death. Find out everything you need to know about Wind, Sand and Stars in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Little Prince

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,General Press

Publisher: GENERAL PRESS

ISBN: 9387669661

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

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First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.
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Airman's Odyssey

Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, and Flight to Arras

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544128087

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 456

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Three award-winning works of adventure, survival, and the early days of aviation from the celebrated author of The Little Prince, collected in one volume. Ranging from the northern skies of France to the South American Andes, this volume includes two memoirs and a novel, each informed by the lauded pilot and poet’s experiences as a pioneering aviator during World War II. Wind, Sand and Stars Recounting his early days flying airmail routes across the African Sahara, Saint-Exupéry explores the spiritual, philosophical, and physical wonders of navigating the passes of the Pyrenees, the peaks of the Andes, and the wasteland of the Libyan desert. This memoir, a National Book Award winner that was voted a National Geographic Top Ten Adventure Book of All Time, is “a beautiful book, a brave book, and a book that should be read against the confusion of this world” (The New York Times). Night Flight Overseeing night-mail flights in Buenos Aires, Riviere is a believer in remaining faithful to the mission and has trained his pilots to stave off the fear of death. But when he discovers that one of his planes is lost in a storm after flying out of Patagonia, both his authority and his beliefs will be challenged, in a novel that won France’s Prix Femina Award and was made into a classic film. Flight to Arras Saint-Exupéry’s memoir of a harrowing reconnaissance mission during the Battle of France in 1940—as one of only a handful of pilots who continued to fight in solidarity against the inevitable German invasion—was a recipient of the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Aéro-Club de France. “Saint-Exupéry . . . blends adventure with reflection in a way few writers have.” —Richard Bach Translated by Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert
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Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

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ISBN: 2808010214

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Night Flight with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a captivating tale about the perils faced by pilots in the years when commercial aviation was just starting to emerge as a viable transportation option. Saint-Exupéry uses lyrical prose rich in imagery to capture both the wonder and the terror experienced by the individuals who risked their lives every time they took to the sky, in a narrative that revolves around one man’s decision to fly into the heart of a storm in the hopes of delivering his cargo on time. Saint-Exupéry’s works have been translated into over 250 languages and continue to be well-loved decades after his death. He was also the recipient of notable awards such as the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française and the Prix Femina. Find out everything you need to know about Night Flight in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

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Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 2806269172

Category: Literary Collections

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Little Prince with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a treasured tale among children and adults alike. It tells the story of a pilot who crashes his plane in the Sahara desert and meets a mysterious child who claims to have travelled from a faraway planet. Saint-Exupéry first achieved fame as an aviator and later thanks to his literary works, namely The Little Prince, which has been translated into over 250 languages and dialects. Find out everything you need to know about The Little Prince in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
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The Little Prince

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 9781101908280

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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One of the bestselling classic children's stories in the world--long cherished by children and adults alike. Written during World War II, The Little Prince tells of the friendship between the narrator, an aviator stranded in the Sahara desert, and a mysterious boy he encounters there. Ruler of a tiny asteroid of which he is the only inhabitant, the Little Prince chats disarmingly about his curious adventures in space and since arriving on earth; of his distant home; and of his love for a beautiful and capricious rose, to whom he longs to return. A moving and deceptively simple tale, it was described by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry as a children's story for adults, and it works on several levels as an allegory of his own life and of the human condition. Children love it for its deadpan fantasy, for its sense of baffled amusement at the grown-up world, and for the author's whimsical watercolour illustrations, which are an integral part of the book.
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Flight to Arras

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547539606

Category: History

Page: 168

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The World War II aviator and author of The Little Prince tells his true story of flying a reconnaissance plane during the Battle of France in 1940. When the Germans first invaded France in May of 1940, the French Air Force had a mere fifty reconnaissance crews, twenty-three of which served in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Group II/33. After only a few days, seventeen of the crews in Saint-Exupéry’s unit had already perished. Flight to Arras is the harrowing story of a single mission over the French town of Arras, an endeavor Saint-Exupéry realized the futility of even as he witnessed it unfolding. Filled with tension, emotion, philosophy, and historical detail, and penned by a master storyteller, this extraordinary memoir serves as a record of a little-known chapter of the Second World War, and an unforgettable portrait of the brave souls who fought despite desperate odds.
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