The Tale Of The Rose

The Tale Of The Rose

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The Passion that inspired THE LITTLE PRINCE Written...just months after Antoine de Saint-Exupery died while flying a mission for the Resistance, this memoir by his wife has become an international best seller. LIBRARY JOURNAL In the spring of 1944, Antoine de Saint-Exupery left his wife, Consuelo, to return to the war in Europe. Soon after, he disappeared while flying a reconnaissance mission over occupied France. Neither his plane nor his body was ever found. THE TALE OF THE ROSE is Consuelo's account of their extraordinary marriage, a love story about a pilot and his wife, a man who yearned for the stars and the spirited wife who gave him the strength to fulfil his dreams. Their love affair and marriage took them through periods of betrayal and infidelity, pain and intense passion, devastating abandonment and tender poetic love. Several times in the course of their marriage they would go their separate ways, but always they would return. THE LITTLE PRINCE was Antoine's greatest gift to the woman he never stopped loving, the only child to emerge from their union. THE TALE OF THE ROSE is Consuelo's reply - the love letter she never could write to her husband - a fable of its own, just as magical, poetic, and tragic as THE LITTLE more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 29.97mm | 585.13g
  • ISIS Publishing
  • ISIS Large Print Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0753198266
  • 9780753198261

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