Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

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Overview

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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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156027496
Publisher: HMH Books
Publication date: 12/09/2002
Series: Harvest Book
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 45,083
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 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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