Le Petit Prince (French)

Le Petit Prince (French)

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Overview


In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors.

Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156013987
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 09/04/2001
Edition description: French-language Edition
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 22,592
Product dimensions: 5.33(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About 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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Le Petit Prince (The Little Prince) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
« Le petit prince » est un livre qui devrait être connu par tout le monde. C¿est une triste, belle histoire qui a changé ma vie la première fois que je l¿ai lue. Dans « Le petit prince », il s¿agit d¿un homme qui trouve par hasard, au milieu du désert, « un petit bonhomme », venant d¿une autre planète, qui est venu à la Terre pour apprendre quelque chose à propos de l¿amitié. Il y a une fleur sur sa toute petite planète dont il est amoureux ; et dans son voyage il croise des autres petites planètes, où se trouvent de « grandes personnes » eccentrique : il y a un homme qui ne fait rien que compter les étoiles, parce qu¿il pense qu¿il les « possède » ; il y a un homme qui boit « parce que j¿ai honte de boir ». Je n¿ai jamais lu de traduction de ce chef-d¿¿uvre, mais je crois que la beauté de la langue serait peut-être perdue dedans. Si vous pouvez lire même juste un peu en français, même si vous devez aller au dictionnaire chaque minute, il est indispensable que vous lisiez ce beau livre. Même (est peut-être spécialement) les adultes ont quelque chose à apprendre de la sagesse enfantine de Saint Ex.
LynnB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful story -- both at face value, and at a symbolic level.
usagijihen on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book helped me remember who I was as a teenager.I was 15 when I translated this book from French to English for my Honours English class. I was still cutting myself and trying to quit. This book literally helped rearrange my mental space and outlook on the world.Thank you, Petit Prince. I can never thank you enough.
kdebros on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
classic french children's story, teaching grown ups not to be so darn GROWN UP all the time.
Clara53 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Philosophy at its simplest.
pauliensijbers on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
If only we all experienced the world as the little prince does...
Dominican More than 1 year ago
Le Petit Prince is a thoughtful story for both children and adults. Good way to keep your French fresh and read a wise classic at the same time.
KathyColorado More than 1 year ago
Being from France I had to get this book. It's a wonderful story.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Ce livre est le chef-d'oeuvre de Saint-Exupéry et un de mes livres preferés. Apologies for my horrid French- I am but a third year student. We read this book as a class in French during the past weeks and it was incredibly moving and eye-opening. For one thing, it helped ease the stress of upcoming exams not only because we were reading the book and not doing intense grammar review, but also because of the potent message of stopping to smelling the roses and not letting life pass you by. It was, quite literally, life-changing. (I'm the businessman type myself.) Whether you speak French or not, read this book. It's the most amazing thing. The last chapters had some of my classmates in tears. The illustrations as well are incredible. I can't say enough good things about this masterpiece that Saint-Exupéry was kind enough to give us before he disappeared. Surely this is the most enduring classic the world over, for adults and for children alike.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in high school and absolutely loved it. Now, 6 years later, I'm reading it to my husband. This story never gets old. It could possibly be the best book I've ever read.