Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) is best known as the author of

Le Petit Prince

[The Little Prince, 1943], a whimsical fairy story for children and adults, illustrated with his own drawings. Despite the immense and continuing popularity of this work, Saint-Exupéry's critical reputation rests largely on other works, most of which preceded the publication of the

Le Petit Prince

, namely


[The Aviator, 1929],

Courrier Sud

[Southern Mail, 1929],

Vol de Nuit

[Night Flight, 1931],

Terre des Hommes

[Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939],

Pilote de Guerre

[Flight to Arras, 1941] as well as the posthumously published


[The Wisdom of the Sands, 1948]. These texts, as well as letters, notebooks, journalism, a chronology, and much useful commentary, are brought together in the…

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Citation: Early, Patrick. "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 23 February 2009 [, accessed 30 May 2024.]

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