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Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

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By (author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Translated by William Rees, Edited by William Rees

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  • Publisher: PENGUIN CLASSICS
  • Format: Paperback | 144 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 10mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 25 May 2000
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0141183195
  • ISBN 13: 9780141183190
  • Sales rank: 15,990

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In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the pioneering airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. "Wind, Sand and Stars" is drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical narrative which includes the extraordinary story of his crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival. 'Self-discovery comes when a man measures himself against an obstacle', writes Saint-Exupery. In this book, he explores the transcendent perceptions that arise when life is tested to its limits. Both a gripping tale of adventure and a poetic meditation.

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The French Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944), was born in Lyon. His first two books, SOUTHERN MAIL and NIGHT FLIGHT, are distinguished by a poetic evocation of the romance and discipline of flying. Later works, including WIND, SAND AND STARS and FLIGHT TO ARRAS, stress his humanistic philosophy. Saint-Exupery's popular children's book THE LITTLE PRINCE is also read by adults for its allegorical meaning. Saint-Exupery's plane disappeared during a mission in World War II.