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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on 29 June 1900 in Lyon, France. After receiving a religious education he prepared to join the Navy but failed the oral examination and enroled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts to study architecture. He started his military service in 1921 and was trained as a pilot. In 1923 he suffered his first plane accident. Saint-Exupéry's first tale, "L'Aviateur", was published in 1926 in the literary magazine Le navire d'Argent. That same year, he started work for Latécoère, carrying mail between Toulouse, Casablanca and Dakar. In 1929, he travelled to South America to find new routes, and "Courrier Sud" was published. He married Consuelo Gomez Castillo in 1931, the same year "Vol de Nuit" won him the Prix Fémina. In the 1930's he worked as a test pilot for Air France and a reporter for Paris Soir. In 1935, on a tour of the Mediterranean with two others, his plane hit the top of a plateau in Lybia and they were only found 3 days later. He told his story in "L'Intransigeant" (1936). He suffered another plane accident in Guatemala in 1938 and stayed in a coma for 5 days. The next year, he published "Terre des Hommes" which won him the French Academy's Grand Prix du Roman and the National Book Award in the United States. In 1939, despite disabilities due to his numerous accidents, he became a military reconnaissance pilot. However, he was declared unfit in 1940 and moved to America. He wrote "Pilote de Guerre" (1942), followed by "Lettre à un otage" and "Le Petit Prince" (1943). When the American Army invaded North Africa, he joined them and insisted on flying. He took off for his last reconnaissance flight on 31 July 1944, from which he never returned.

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French > Classics/Modern Classics

Ages 11-14

 003973Le petit Prince5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating£7.80 

Adolescent/Adult

 074319Carnets1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£9.45 
 006108Citadelle1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£9.50 
 006080Courrier Sud1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£5.65 
 276308Ecrits de guerre1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£8.95 
 310540Lettre à un otage1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£2.50 
 006072Pilote de guerre1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£7.65 
 006021Terre des hommes1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£6.25 
 123765Terre des hommes*0 Star Rating0 Star Rating0 Star Rating0 Star Rating0 Star Rating£3.85 
 005316Terre des hommes/Edition spéciale1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£9.50 
 006004Vol de nuit1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£6.90 
 338344Vol de nuit1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£5.65 

All ages

 075400Le petit prince3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating£8.40 

French > Popular Fiction

Ages 8-10

 076760Le Petit Prince: la planète de l'oiseau de feu2 Star Rating2 Star Rating2 Star Rating2 Star Rating2 Star Rating£5.80 
 076761Le Petit Prince: la planète du temps4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating4 Star Rating£4.95 

German > Classics/Modern Classics

Ages 11-14

 015841Der kleine Prinz5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating5 Star Rating£9.20 

Russian > Classics/Modern Classics

Adolescent/Adult

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 043804Malen'kii Prints1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£8.85 
 131940Malen'ki prints1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£9.95 
 110944Malenkii prints1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£7.85 
 041131Malenkii prints1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£12.95 
 118098Malenkii prints /The Little Prince1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating1 Star Rating£10.25 

Spanish > Anthologies

Ages 0-15

 028087¡Animo! Las citas más bellas de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating3 Star Rating£7.10 

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