Wind, Sand and Stars

Author(s): Antoine De Saint-Exupery

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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.

General Fields

  • : 9780141183190
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : Penguin Canada
  • : August 2000
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 8mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 144
  • : Essays, journals, letters & other prose works; Biography & autobiography; Aviation skills / piloting
  • : Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  • : Paperback
  • : 01
  • : English
  • : 629.13092