Translated into more than 250 languages. More than 200 million copies sold. Millions of fans worldwide. Few books have been as universally cherished as The Little Prince, the haunting, lyrical fable that explores the very meaning of life.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.