The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The Little Prince

Moral allegory and spiritual autobiography, The Little Prince is the most translated book in the French language. With a timeless charm it tells the story of a little boy who leaves the safety of his own tiny planet to travel the universe, learning the vagaries of adult behaviour through a series of extraordinary encounters. His personal odyssey culminates in a voyage to Earth and further adventures.


Details The Little Prince

TitleThe Little Prince
ISBN9780156012195
Author
Release DateJun 29th, 2000
PublisherHarcourt, Inc.
LanguageEnglish
GenreClassics, Fiction, Fantasy, Childrens
Rating

Reviews The Little Prince

  • Nataliya
    2010-05-02
    *** For those who somehow have no idea about what happens in The Little Prince or cannot figure it out at a reasonable spot in the book, here is a warning - THERE WILL BE, as much as I hate applying this term to this incredibly famous classic that does not rely on Aha! moments to keep the readers' attention, SPOILERS! ****-----------'You do understand that the Little Prince died?' my mother asked as carefully and gently as only adults who know th...
  • Manny
    2008-12-20
    The next asteroid the Little Prince came to was inhabited by a Quiz Addict. He sat hunched in front of his laptop, and barely looked up when the Little Prince greeted him. There was nowhere else to sit, since the whole asteroid was covered in books."Good morning!" said the Little Prince."I'm sorry, I don't have time to talk to you," said the Quiz Addict. "I am very busy. Wait. In Twilight, what color was Edward's car?""I don't know," said the Lit...
  • Erin
    2008-04-29
    We are all children in adults bodies. Yes we are, don't think we aren't for one moment. The fact that we WERE, indeed, children, is a huge part of each of us. It is possible to shed a few appreciative tears on every page of this book if you entertain the thought that the pilot IS The Little Prince. Maybe you won't think that--maybe you'll have your own take on the book---that's the magic about it. This book is translated to English from French. I...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-04-28
    574. Le Petit Prince = The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The Little Prince is a poetic tale, with watercolour illustrations by the author, in which a pilot stranded in the desert meets a young prince visiting Earth from a tiny asteroid. The story is...
  • Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
    2016-12-15
    So amazing. I can see many rereads of this in the years to come.
  • Kevin Kelsey
    2016-05-18
    Overrated. It practically begs the reader to come to the conclusion that if you don't "get it" it's your own fault because you're a "grown up, and only kids can see what matters". The truth is, there's nothing to get. It's heavy handed, clumsily executed observations on what's important in life. It's not wrong by any means, but it's the kind of pseudo-intellectual detritus that freshmen philosophy majors will discuss as they pass the joint.I'm go...
  • Stephen
    2010-08-15
    A "Daddy/Daughter nighttime reading hour" reviewThis was a toughy for me to review. I wasn't sure of the best perspective from which to provide comments so as to be of assistance to my fellow readers since this is a children's book (rather than YA which would be reviewed purely on its own merits). After a short session of "what should I do," I bravely decided to punt, figuring that there are already more than enough excellent reviews of this with...
  • Manny
    2018-07-24
    [Original review, Jul 24 2018]This month, three plotlines in my life collided. I know Swedish and Norwegian well, and I'd thought vaguely from time to time that I'd like to learn Icelandic too; I've always been a great admirer of Tolkien, and I knew he had been interested in Icelandic; and I have a couple of Icelandic friends. But none of this had ever come to anything. Last week, however, Jupiter aligned with Mars and I entered the Age of Aquari...
  • Alejandro
    2014-10-30
    Beautiful reading! WHEN A ROSE IS NOT A ROSE It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. I plan to read The Little Prince since many time ago, and I was aware that it was a quick reading, but still I hadn’t do it yet, until now.I went to the cinema theaters and I watched the new animated film about it, and while I hadn’t read the book, I watched the film and I loved it. I was aware that it ...
  • Kai
    2015-06-11
    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”I remember, when I was little, I had this round CD case and it contained an audiobook. Now as a child I loved audiobooks, or someone reading stories to me. Still do today, actually. Anyway, the audiobook was titled The Little Prince, and I listened to it quite often. That, however, was at least 10 years ago, possibly more. So I decided that it was ...
  • فرشاد
    2016-02-24
    یاد آن روزها که بلندترین ساختمان شهر، سیلوی گندم بود بخیر، آن روز ها، عصر که میشد میرفتم در حیاط خانه و جایی پشت بوته گل رز پنهان میشدم، آن وقت به انتظار گربه های ی بخت برگشته مینشتم. سر و کله یکی شان که پیدا میشد، با لنگه کفش کهنه به سوی ش نشانه میرفتم...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-04-26
    574. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in April 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.تاریخ نخستین خوانش: ماه می سال 1982؛ بار دوم سال 1994 میلادی؛ سومین بار ماه فوریه سال 2001 میلادی و پهارمین بار ماه نوام...
  • Franco Santos
    2014-04-22
    Un libro que adquiere distintos significados dependiendo de la edad en que lo leas:*De niño: una historia entrañable sobre un príncipe que busca conocer el mundo.*De adolescente: una historia sobre el crecimiento y lo que denota ser adulto. Se trata, quizá, de una advertencia.*De adulto: al contrario de lo que muchos creen, para mí es claro que El Principito no está escrito ni para niños ni para adolescentes, sino para el adulto promedio. ...
  • Fabian
    2011-01-11
    For a kid's story, this one has rather heavy-handed intentions embedded into a sophisticated system of symbols that exists to produce a strong & emotional effect. Like Voltaire in "Micromegas", Antoine de Saint-Exupery plays with sizes & scales, meddles with the allegorical and even plays with time. He knew, like an astute psychoanalyst, precisely which images to use to convey the mere representation of Mortality. Le Petit Prince is the Everyman ...
  • Anne
    2007-05-10
    There's a huge place in my heart for this little world-in-a-book; I read it first when I was wee, again many times since. A review won't do it justice, so I'll quote one of my favorite passages and risk sentimentality:---"Nothing is perfect," sighed the fox.But he came back to his idea."My life's very monotonous," he said. "I hunt chickens; men hunt me.All chickens are just alike, and all the men are just alike.And in consequence, I am a little b...
  • Rajat Ubhaykar
    2011-12-20
    Written as a children's book, I find myself unable to pin down firmly as to what makes The Little Prince such a universally likeable book, be it children or grown-ups. What makes it the Hotel California of literature? Is it because most grown-ups secretly love being treated like kids? I think as a grown-up you ought to know better than that. Grown-ups like to be petted around now and then in jest, but that's the end of it. Often, when grown-ups a...
  • Val...Shameless.Skanky.B*tchy.
    2018-07-30
    2 StarsI know this is a much loved, much published, children's classic that has been published in pretty much every language there is. As such, I'm not pretentious enough to think my thoughts on it matter, so I'll keep this short. I have challenged myself to read one classic a month this year, and so far, I am failing miserably. MISERABLY, you guys. It's July (almost August, but I'm throwing myself a bone so I feel like less of a loser) and I hav...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2009-07-12
    574. Le Petit Prince = The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in April 1943شازده کوچولو؛ مسافر کوچولو، شهریار کوچولو و عنوانهای دیگر - آنتوان دو سنت اگزوپری (امیرکبیر و ...) ادبیات، تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 1982 میلادی، تاریخ خوانش این نسخه: ماه نوامب...
  • Lola
    2017-04-09
    So precious.
  • Nandakishore Varma
    2011-09-14
    I have read only three books which I felt were magical: One Hundred Years of Solitude, To Kill a Mockingbird and this one. However, what separates this from the other two is that this is a book for all ages.There was a magazine called "Imprint" (now defunct) during my childhood, in India. It used to publish literary articles and stories. My father got official copies and he brought them home regularly. One issue contained this story, and he gave ...
  • بثينة العيسى
    2013-02-20
    كتاب لذيذ، شهي، عذب، لامسني في أعمق شغافي، في طفولتي. فتنني وعشقته، يندرُ أن أقبّل كتبي - إذ يجب التحفظ قليلا مع هذه الكائنات - ولكنني قبلتُ هذا الأمير الصغير، وردته ونجمته وبراكينه الخامدة، قبلته في قلبه.عودوا أطفالاً هنا :)
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2009-07-01
    574. Le Petit Prince = The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-ExupéryThe Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), first published in 1943, is a novella, the most famous work of French aristocrat, writer, poet, and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The novella is one of the most-translated books in the world and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into 300 languages and dialects, selling nearly two million c...
  • Agir(آگِر)
    2014-05-19
    دوروز پیش یعنی 25 دی ماه 93 بالاخره برای بار سوم شازده کوچولو رو تموم کردمبا خودم قرار گذاشتم هر سال یه بار بخونمش تا شازده کوچولو رو فراموش نکنم و دنیا برام رنگ عادت نگیره و هر چیزی که میبینم مثه شازده کوچولو و زوربا شگفت زده ام کنه و این قسمت وجودم همی...
  • emma
    2014-11-25
    this book was just as lovely the second time as it was the first. (and almost as great in english as in french.)not sure if i can write extensively on this book. it's just so lovely and wonderful, and it really seems like one of those books that reveals another facet with every reading.lovelovelove this one.full review: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co...
  • Paul Bryant
    2007-10-09
    In a grimy underground locked public toilet The Little Prince wakes slowly, he’s been out cold for hours. He’s bleeding from a gash on his upper arm. He finds he is chained by leg irons to the wall. There is another person sharing his predicament. It’s a bear, also chained to the opposite wall. In the center of the floor is the corpse of what appears to be donkey in a pool of blood. Near the corpse are a gun, a tape recorder and a saw. “G...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    2014-02-04
    Pero qué cosa tan más hermosa.Tengo un vago recuerdo de haberlo leído cuando estaba pequeña, pero ni de cerca me impactó como me ha impactado ahora.
  • Rinda Elwakil
    2014-10-23
    "إن هؤلاء الكبار لا يدركون شيئاً من تلقاء نفوسهم، فلا بد للصغار أن يشرحوا لهم و يطيلوا الشرح و يكرروا، و لا يخفي ما في هذا من التعب و العناء"..كانت هذه معاناة طفل صغير ملّ أن الكبار لا يروا ما يراه، أقول لك أن هذا الرسم ثعبان بوا يهضم فيلاً، فلِم تصر عل...
  • Brian Michels
    2016-10-31
    A little review for little prince:Once you get over the hyped mystique and granduer too often hitched to this little book, I think it's not a stretch to look at it for what it is. The more appropriate title should be: How To Train A Little Fascist. Aside from being obviously sentimental it was also a bit boring. I refuse to let my kid read it.
  • K.D. Absolutely
    2009-04-08
    Review After Re-Reading - February 9, 2012Rating: 3 stars! Although I still liked it, I have to lower the rating by two stars because:1. The book is really intended for children as it is very whimsical and illogical. We husbands cannot give an empty wallet to our wives and tell them that there is our salary inside and expect them to be happy. Honey, here is my wallet, what is essential is invisible to your eyes!2. Saint-Ex contradicted himself so...
  • Laurel
    2007-05-06
    It was the first time in quite a while that I'd seen my uncle. He had crossed the country to visit us. When he reached our house, he hugged and kissed us all, then pulled out the English version of this book."This is for you," he said, "and on the next starry night, I'm going to read it to you."I gave him a puzzled look.He explained, "you have to read this on a night when you can see the stars. Don't worry, you'll understand."The starry night cam...