The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint-Exupery. 1954 reprint of the first UK edition. Small format hardback in very good condition. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. There is a soft bump to top front corner of boards. The jacket has foxing, some wear and closed tears to extremities but no loss. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
Description of The Little Prince
The Little Prince is a classic tale of equal appeal to children and adults. On one level, this is the story of an airman's discovery, in the desert, of a small boy from another planet - the Little Prince of the title - and his stories of intergalactic travel. While on the other hand, it is a thought-provoking allegory of the human condition. The Little Prince addresses themes of loneliness, friendship, love, and loss.
It was first published in English and French in the US by Reynal & Hitchcock in April 1943 and posthumously in France following the liberation of France as Exupery's works had been banned by the Vichy Regime.
The Little Prince became Saint-Exupery's most successful work. It has sold an estimated 140 million copies worldwide. This makes it one of the best-selling and most translated books ever published. It has been translated into 361 languages and dialects. The Little Prince has been adapted to numerous art forms and media, including audio recordings, radio plays, live stage, film, television, ballet, and opera.
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