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Author Lassus, Pierre, author

Title Discovering the hidden wisdom of the Little prince : in search of Saint-Exupéry's lost child / Pierre Lassus ; translated from the French by Gretchen Schmid
Edition First English-language edition
Published New York : Arcade Publishing, 2017
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Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; 1 The End of the Beginning; 2 A Strange Little Story; 3 An Enigma All the Same?; 4 A Planet Hardly Bigger Than a House; 5 From One Star to the Next; 6 The Voice Crying in the Wilderness; 7 On Earth as in Heaven; 8 Tribulations; 9 The Beginning and the End; 10 Et Verbum Caro Factum Est; 11 Thou Art My Beloved Son; 12 Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachtani; 13 Draw Me a Sheep . . .; 14 The Annunciation; 15 The Ascension; 16 The Uncovering; 17 The Rose and the Sheep; 18 Leaving Eden; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography
Summary 880-01 "The Little Prince is revered around the world. Two hundred million copies have been sold in 270 languages; it is the fourth best-selling book of all time. Part of its allure is that is seems incredibly wise but so simple it is read as a work for children. Yet its meaning is elusive, and its place amid the writings of an adventurer and war hero acclaimed for dramatic bestsellers like Night Flight and Flight to Arras is mysterious. In this elegant, carefully argued book, Pierre Lassus reexamines the story of The Little Prince against the facts of Saint-Exup|$1!Ya|(B's own extraordinary life, from his cherished but fatherless childhood in aristocratic poverty to his career as a pioneering pilot. His plane had broken down in the desert before. He had adopted a fox, when posted at the Spanish fort of Cape Juby, in southern Morocco. He had known the world of business before becoming pilot; he had also known unrequited love. Like his little protagonist's, his body was never found after his plane disappeared in World War II. He was working on his spiritual autobiography when he died, and there too, Lassus finds resonances and keys to the understated spirituality of his last great book"-- Provided by publisher
880-01 "The Little Prince is revered around the world. Two hundred million copies have been sold in 270 languages; it is the fourth best-selling book of all time. Part of its allure is that is seems incredibly wise but so simple it is read as a work for children. Yet its meaning is elusive, and its place amid the writings of an adventurer and war hero acclaimed for dramatic bestsellers like Night Flight and Flight to Arras is mysterious. In this elegant, carefully argued book, Pierre Lassus reexamines the story of The Little Prince against the facts of Saint-Exup豹's own extraordinary life, from his cherished but fatherless childhood in aristocratic poverty to his career as a pioneering pilot. His plane had broken down in the desert before. He had adopted a fox, when posted at the Spanish fort of Cape Juby, in southern Morocco. He had known the world of business before becoming pilot; he had also known unrequited love. Like his little protagonist's, his body was never found after his plane disappeared in World War II. He was working on his spiritual autobiography when he died, and there too, Lassus finds resonances and keys to the understated spirituality of his last great book"-- Provided by publisher
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Subject Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944. Petit prince
Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944.
Petit prince (Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de)
Air pilots -- France -- Biography
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography
Air pilots.
Authors, French.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- Children's Literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
France.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
Author Schmid, Gretchen, translator
LC no. 2017024094
ISBN 1628726849 (electronic bk.)
9781628726848 (electronic bk.)
(hardback)
Other Titles Sagesse du Petit prince. English