A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
     
 

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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a…  See more details below

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“One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.”
For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world. Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance.

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Praise for The Little Prince:
 
"A lovely story...which covers a poetic, yearning philosophy—not the sort of fable that can be tacked down neatly at its four corners but rather reflections on what are real matters of consequence." —The New York Times Book Review
 

"Saint-Exupéry's most famous work—a gentle fable of love and peace—contains a thoughtful assessment of the details of its composition...[T]he special allure of the work is still the naively sophisticated, heartwarming tale of the little prince and his small planet." —Horn Book
 
“This new translation into 'modern' English brings a classic tale into sharper focus for today's teens without sacrificing the beauty and simplicity of the author's writing, and the 'restored' artwork has all the charm of the original drawings. What appears to be a simple tale of two lost souls-one, a pilot marooned in the desert next to his ditched plane; the other, a minuscule prince in self-imposed exile from an asteroid so small that he can watch the sunset 44 times a day-reveals itself as something far more complex. What appears to be a fairy tale for children opens like the petals of the Little Prince's flower into a fantasy that has lessons for all of us.” —School Library Journal
 

“Always welcome is that charming visitor from another planet, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince...The fable remains as lyrically haunting as ever.” —Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547540122
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
684,182
File size:
372 KB
Age Range:
12 Years

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Meet the Author

ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.

 

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A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use these as "inspirational" quotes when teaching. There's a great collection here and the quotes are excellent for indepth conversation.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago