A work of timeless charm and transparency, Saint-Exupery's magical story of a young boy who goes travelling around the universe is the most translated book in the French language. His personal odyssey involves him in a series of extraordinary encounters as he discovers the follies of adult behaviour. Finally the Little Prince visits Earth where there are further disturbing revelations about the nature of humanity. This Twentieth-Century Classics edition also includes Letter to a Hostage, Saint-Exupery's open letter to a Jewish intellectual in hiding in occupied France. It contains many of the themes that were to appear in The Little Prince, published a short while later.
'An entirely original fable, brilliantly walking a tightrope over the whimsical, it is also transparently autobiographical.'
Naomi Lewis, Independent on Sunday