The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage

The Little Prince Letter to a Hostage The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe learn

  • Title: The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage
  • Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry T.V.F. Cuffe
  • ISBN: 9780141180922
  • Page: 134
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures Letter to a HostThe Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behavior through a series of extraordinary encounters His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures Letter to a Hostage, which contains certain theme that were appear ini The Little Prince, is Saint Exupery s optimistic and humane open letter to a Jewish intellectual hiding in occupied France in 1943

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    About “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry T.V.F. Cuffe

    • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry T.V.F. Cuffe

      Antoine de Saint Exup ry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900 He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Amb rieu airfield, and it was then that he became determined to be a pilot He kept that ambition even after moving to a school in Switzerland and while spending summer vacations at the family s ch teau at Saint Maurice de R mens, in eastern France The house at Saint Maurice appears again and again in Saint Exup ry s writing Later, in Paris, he failed the entrance exams for the French naval academy and, instead, enrolled at the prestigious art school l Ecole des Beaux Arts In 1921 Saint Exup ry began serving in the military, and was stationed in Strasbourg There he learned to be a pilot, and his career path was forever settled After leaving the service, in 1923, Saint Exup ry worked in several professions, but in 1926 he went back to flying and signed on as a pilot for A ropostale, a private airline that flew mail from Toulouse, France, to Dakar, Senegal In 1927 Saint Exup ry accepted the position of airfield chief for Cape Juby, in southern Morocco, and began writing his first book, a memoir called Southern Mail, which was published in 1929 He then moved briefly to Buenos Aires to oversee the establishment of an Argentinean mail service when he returned to Paris in 1931, he published Night Flight, which won instant success and the prestigious Prix Femina Always daring, Saint Exup ry tried in 1935 to break the speed record for flying from Paris to Saigon Unfortunately, his plane crashed in the Libyan desert, and he and his copilot had to trudge through the sand for three days to find help In 1938 he was seriously injured in a second plane crash, this time as he tried to fly between New York City and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina The crash resulted in a long convalescence in New York Saint Exup ry s next novel, Wind, Sand and Stars, was published in 1939 A great success, the book won the Acad mie Fran aise s Grand Prix du Roman Grand Prize for Novel Writing and the National Book Award in the United States At the beginning of the Second World War, Saint Exup ry flew reconnaissance missions for France, but he went to New York to ask the United States for help when the Germans occupied his country He drew on his wartime experiences to write Flight to Arras and Letter to a Hostage, both published in 1942 His classic The Little Prince appeared in 1943 Later in 1943 Saint Exup ry rejoined his French air squadron in northern Africa Despite being forbidden to fly he was still suffering physically from his earlier plane crashes , Saint Exup ry insisted on being given a mission On July 31, 1944, he set out from Borgo, Corsica, to overfly occupied France He never returned.

    793 thoughts on “The Little Prince & Letter to a Hostage

    • For those who somehow have no idea about what happens in The Little Prince or cannot figure it out at a reasonable spot in the book, here is a warning THERE WILL BE, as much as I hate applying this term to this incredibly famous classic that does not rely on Aha moments to keep the readers attention, SPOILERS You do understand that the Little Prince died my mother asked as carefully and gently as only adults who know that loss of innocence can be crushing but is brutally necessary can do No, he [...]


    • The next asteroid the Little Prince came to was inhabited by a Quiz Addict He sat hunched in front of his laptop, and barely looked up when the Little Prince greeted him There was nowhere else to sit, since the whole asteroid was covered in books Good morning said the Little Prince I m sorry, I don t have time to talk to you, said the Quiz Addict I am very busy Wait In Twilight, what color was Edward s car I don t know, said the Little Prince I have never read this book Twilight I think it was b [...]


    • We are all children in adults bodies Yes we are, don t think we aren t for one moment The fact that we WERE, indeed, children, is a huge part of each of us It is possible to shed a few appreciative tears on every page of this book if you entertain the thought that the pilot IS The Little Prince Maybe you won t think that maybe you ll have your own take on the book that s the magic about it This book is translated to English from French If you understand and or appreciate French, the deliciousnes [...]


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    • Beautiful reading WHEN A ROSE IS NOT A ROSEIt is only with the heart that one can see rightly what is essential is invisible to the eye.I plan to read The Little Prince since many time ago, and I was aware that it was a quick reading, but still I hadn t do it yet, until now.I went to the cinema theaters and I watched the new animated film about it, and while I hadn t read the book, I watched the film and I loved it I was aware that it wasn t an exact adaptation per se, and then I knew that it wa [...]


    • Overrated It practically begs the reader to come to the conclusion that if you don t get it , it s your own fault because you re a grown up, and only kids can see what matters The truth is, there s nothing to get It s heavy handed, clumsily executed observations on what s important in life It s not wrong by any means, but it s the kind of pseudo intellectual detritus that freshmen philosophy majors will discuss as they pass the joint.I m going to go with a literal interpretation of the plot, bec [...]



    • For a kid s story, this one has rather heavy handed intentions embedded into a sophisticated system of symbols that exists to produce a strong emotional effect Like Voltaire in Micromegas , Antoine de Saint Exupery plays with sizes scales, meddles with the allegorical and even plays with time He knew, like an astute psychoanalyst, precisely which images to use to convey the mere representation of Mortality Le Petit Prince is the Everyman who has a deep passion somewhere inside of him and only wi [...]


    • Un libro que adquiere distintos significados dependiendo de la edad en que lo leas De ni o una historia entra able sobre un pr ncipe que busca conocer el mundo De adolescente una historia sobre el crecimiento y lo que denota ser adulto Se trata, quiz , de una advertencia De adulto al contrario de lo que muchos creen, para m es claro que El Principito no est escrito ni para ni os ni para adolescentes, sino para el adulto promedio As , El Principito se transforma en un recordatorio ag nico que bus [...]


    • There s a huge place in my heart for this little world in a book I read it first when I was wee, again many times since A review won t do it justice, so I ll quote one of my favorite passages and risk sentimentality Nothing is perfect, sighed the fox.But he came back to his idea My life s very monotonous, he said I hunt chickens men hunt me.All chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike.And in consequence, I am a little bored.But if you tame me, it ll be as if the sun came to shine [...]


    • Written as a children s book, I find myself unable to pin down firmly as to what makes The Little Prince such a universally likeable book, be it children or grown ups What makes it the Hotel California of literature Is it because most grown ups secretly love being treated like kids I think as a grown up you ought to know better than that Grown ups like to be petted around now and then in jest, but that s the end of it Often, when grown ups are indeed treated like kids and they re not in the mood [...]



    • I have read only three books which I felt were magical One Hundred Years of Solitude, To Kill a Mockingbird and this one However, what separates this from the other two is that this is a book for all ages.There was a magazine called Imprint now defunct during my childhood, in India It used to publish literary articles and stories My father got official copies and he brought them home regularly One issue contained this story, and he gave it to me for reading I was maybe 10 12 at that time.It left [...]


    • It is only with the heart that one can see rightly what is essential is invisible to the eye I remember, when I was little, I had this round CD case and it contained an audiobook Now as a child I loved audiobooks, or someone reading stories to me Still do today, actually Anyway, the audiobook was titled The Little Prince, and I listened to it quite often That, however was at least 10 years ago, possibly So I decided that it was time for a reread I m sorry to say that I cannot find the CD anywhe [...]




    • this book was just as lovely the second time as it was the first and almost as great in english as in french not sure if i can write extensively on this book it s just so lovely and wonderful, and it really seems like one of those books that reveals another facet with every reading.lovelovelove this one.full review emmareadstoomuch.wordpress


    • In a grimy underground locked public toilet The Little Prince wakes slowly, he s been out cold for hours He s bleeding from a gash on his upper arm He finds he is chained by leg irons to the wall There is another person sharing his predicament It s a bear, also chained to the opposite wall In the center of the floor is the corpse of what appears to be donkey in a pool of blood Near the corpse are a gun, a tape recorder and a saw Grownups are very strange, said the Little Prince to himself, sadly [...]


    • A little review for little prince Once you get over the hyped mystique and granduer too often hitched to this little book, I think it s not a stretch to look at it for what it is The appropriate title should be How To Train A Little Fascist Aside from being obviously sentimental it was also a bit boring I refuse to let my kid read it.



    • Pero qu cosa tan m s hermosa.Tengo un vago recuerdo de haberlo le do cuando estaba peque a, pero ni de cerca me impact como me ha impactado ahora.


    • It was the first time in quite a while that I d seen my uncle He had crossed the country to visit us When he reached our house, he hugged and kissed us all, then pulled out the English version of this book This is for you, he said, and on the next starry night, I m going to read it to you I gave him a puzzled look.He explained, you have to read this on a night when you can see the stars Don t worry, you ll understand The starry night came, and we settled in for a few hours of reading As he finis [...]





    • Review After Re Reading February 9, 2012Rating 3 stars Although I still liked it, I have to lower the rating by two stars because 1 The book is really intended for children as it is very whimsical and illogical We husbands cannot give an empty wallet to our wives and tell them that there is our salary inside and expect them to be happy Honey, here is my wallet, what is essential is invisible to your eyes 2 Saint Ex contradicted himself so several times via his characters For example, he left his [...]


    • I m having one of those awkward moments where I, umI just don t get it Look, I ve never been good with metaphors and absurdism books I just get left in a small puddle of confusion I think this book just wanted to say that adults suck because they don t listen to children Which can be true But being an adult doesn t always mean you ve lost your imagination Hello Artists So I don t know It s either an allegory or a big metaphor or just one of those whimsy classics that are talking about beautiful [...]


    • We ve just been in Italy for a couple of days, and luckily there was a bookshop a few doors down from the place we were staying I bought some Italian books to try and make some progress on this language where I am still a total beginner One of them was Il piccolo principe.Well having already read it in six languages English, Swedish, French, German, Spanish and Russian , I could mostly follow the text I don t think I know it by heart and am just pretending to read it, since I discovered earlier [...]


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