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
Number of pages83 pages
GenreClassics, Fiction, Fantasy, Childrens, Cultural, France
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...
  • Hailey (HaileyInBookland)
    2016-12-15
    So amazing. I can see many rereads of this in the years to come.
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Franco Santos
    2014-04-22
    Un libro tan brillante como una estrella. Me corrijo: mi estrella. La que, para mí, siempre será la más brillante.
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-04-28
    574. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéryشازده کوچولو؛ مسافر کوچولو، شهریار کوچولو و عنوانهای دیگر - آنتوان دو سنت اگزوپری (امیرکبیر و ...) ادبیاتبا این عنوانها چاپ شده است: شازاده بچکۆله - مهتاب حسینی در 100 ص؛ شازاده چکوله - کردی مترجم مصطفی ایلخانی زاده در 154 ص؛ با ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Afshar
    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...
  • Fabian
    2011-01-11
    For a kid's story, this one has rather heavy-handed intentions embedded into a 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 who has a deep...
  • Heba
    2014-10-23
    من يقرأ "الأمير الصغير" فليدرك انه سيحبه ويصدقه"...تذكر مقولتي تلك حينما تقرأه :))وكيف لا تحب الامير الصغير وهو يُحدث قلبك... ..وحديث القلب لا تتعثر خطواته ولا يُخطىء مرماهلن يترك لك فرصة ذلك الفيلسوف الصغير لكى تُعمل عقلك فى محاولة لفهم ما تنطوى عليه ق...
  • 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...
  • Clau R.
    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.
  • أحمد
    2009-04-07
    يقولون إنه من كُتب الأطفال! وأظن أن من يعتقد ذلك عَجَز عن فهم الكتاب. فهو ليس كتابا للأطفال، وإنما هو حُلمٌ عجيب لطفل كبير حكيم! حلم يبحث في دهشة عن حقيقة هذا العالم، ويسخر من شوائبه الزائلة، وممن يعتقد أنه "نضج" وفهم "الأمور المهمة" جيدا! هذا الكتاب م...
  • 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 :)
  • Rowena
    2013-01-04
    Oh this book! The Little Prince has been my faithful and trusted friend since I was a child. It's amazing how differently I looked at the book as an innocent 9 year old to the adult who I am now. The simple truths in this book are amazing, I could quote them for days and days. They are very philosophical and even though they are often over-quoted, it doesn't make them less true. The illustrations are simple. I re-read this book at least once a ye...
  • 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...
  • Michael Finocchiaro
    2016-10-08
    One of the most poetic prose books I have ever read, The Petit Prince is a gorgeous and heart-warming story. Who could not resist this space-traveling Candide in his search to secure a home for his favourite flower and not guffaw at all the crazy bureaucrats and nutcases he encounters before meeting the narrator. The lessons for children are legion in this book: what does love mean, what is friendship, why do parents warn children about things, w...
  • 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...
  • Cait (Paper Fury)
    2017-02-05
    I'm having one of those awkward moments where I, um...I just don't get it. Look, I've never been good with metaphors and absurdism books. I just get left in a small puddle of confusion. I think this book just wanted to say that adults suck because they don't listen to children. Which can be true. But being an adult doesn't always mean you've lost your imagination. (Hello?? Artists!!) So I don't know. It's either an allegory or a big metaphor or j...
  • Dannii Elle
    2016-08-24
    This was undoubtedly one of the most charming and beautiful things I have ever read! I clearly lived a very deprived childhood (lol) and had not previously read this, but the brilliance and lasting power of this story is such that it can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike. Indeed, much of the text seemed aimed at grown-ups, rather than the childhood audience this book is marketed at, and their inability to enjoy and devour the beauty th...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    2008-04-26
    574. The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéryشهریار کوچولو - کتاب قرن بیستم - آنتوان دو سنت اگزوپری (امیرکبیر و نگاه)، برگردان احمد شاملو، ادبیاتاز بچه ها عذر میخواهم که این کتاب را به یکی از بزرگترها هدیه کرده ام. برای این کار یک دلیل حسابی دارم: این «بزرگتر» بهترین دو...
  • Nishat
    2015-07-21
    "Only the children know what they are looking for"A child is mysterious. He doesn't know much. The time that is offered to him, is the time he passes lavishly. Memories that he make, are the memories that will wound and comfort him later in his life. Secrets that he lock in his sweet, stubborn heart, are bits of the unattainable truth that he will search for later. Because a child knows enough. Because he knows what he wants."Wait for a time, exa...
  • Juliana Zapata
    2015-05-08
    No hay ninguna crítica que hacer a este libro. Recuerdo haberlo leído cuando estaba en el colegio, pero volver a leerlo ha sido increíble. Siento que este es un libro para cualquier edad, porque dependiendo de la edad que tengas le darás una interpretación u otra. Simplemente hermoso Reseña Completa: http://bastvilard.blogspot.com/2015/0...
  • Μaria Vrisanaki
    2017-02-03
    Πόσο γλυκό!Πόσο τρυφερό!Και πόσο συγκινητικό!Εντάξει, το παραδέχομαι, έκλαψα... λίγο. Όσο το διάβαζα, χαμογελούσα σαν χαζή. Ευχόμουν να ξαναγίνω έτσι, αθώα! Δεν ήθελα να τελειώσει με αυτό τον τρόπο, αλλά ξέρω ότι αυτό έπρεπε να γίνει.Αγάπησα αυτό το μ...