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The Resource 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

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

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Discovering the hidden wisdom of the Little prince : in search of Saint-Exupéry's lost child
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Discovering the hidden wisdom of the Little prince
Title remainder
in search of Saint-Exupéry's lost child
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Pierre Lassus ; translated from the French by Gretchen Schmid
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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-Exupéry'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"--
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individual biography
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Sagesse du Petit prince
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Lassus, Pierre
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no index present
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Schmid, Gretchen
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  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
  • Authors, French
  • Air pilots
  • Air pilots
  • Authors, French
  • France
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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
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-227)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn987437379
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781628726817
Lccn
2017012325
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
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
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-227)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn987437379
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First English-language edition.
Extent
227 pages
Isbn
9781628726817
Lccn
2017012325
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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