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    Wind, Sand and Stars (Paperback) By (author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Translated by William Rees, Edited by William Rees

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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Wind, Sand and Stars
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Translated by William Rees, Edited by William Rees
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 112 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141183190
    ISBN 10: 0141183195
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    BIC E4L: LIT
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: DNF
    LC subject heading: ,
    Libri: B-090
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BIC subject category V2: TRPS
    DC21: 629.13092
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004150
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: DNB, DNL, TRPS
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    25 May 2000
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.