The little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The Little Prince first published in 1943, is the most famous work of the French aristocrat writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry .



The novella traces the days the narrator spends in Sahara desert listening to the story of "the little prince" a fantasy character from another planet. Each chapter from the meeting onwards, details the prince's travels to different planets, the people he meets and his observations.

The author pokes fun at a king, a businessman, a geographer, and a lamplighter, all of whom signify some futile aspect of adult existence. He tells about a rose , a fox , a snake too highlighting what humans have lost with time and what we should treasure if we can. This is a heartfelt tale of love and jealousy , loneliness and its expressions , of what make us special , of freinds we make and why , of things we waste our time and life on...

I can go on and on but can still not emphaisize the lessons and the beaity of each chapter of this book.

Sharing my favorite lines from the book still :

“Goodbye,” said the fox. “Here is my secret. It’s quite simple: One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes. . . . It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important. . . . People have forgotten this truth,” the fox said, “But you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose..
"It's your own fault," said the little prince. "I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you..."
"Yes, that is so," said the fox.
"But now you are going to cry!" said the little prince.
"Yes, that is so," said the fox.
"Then it has done you no good at all!"
"It has done me good," said the fox, "because
Read it and you will find yourself wiser and smiling at the end of it.

Other details :
Pages : 128
Price : 70

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  1. This is one of my favorite books since childhood. Wonderful review.

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  2. one of the best books ever...

    btw why is there no comment by the person who asked to review this book?? :P

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  3. @FL i was wondering the same .. though i dnt know who asked for it .. biiig thanks to him/her .. this was absolute beauty !

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  4. nice and lovely review.
    though would have loved to read more on it :)
    thanks anyways :)
    this surely is a nice book.
    looking forward to it's sequel, tale of a rose.

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  5. Why did you do this Smita ??
    Why did u have to tell em about the sequel ?? I checked its synopsis .. and oh man ! i so want to buy it now.. sigh ! when will i read all the books i got last week !! when will i get time and money for this sequel ! ufff !!

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  6. this sounds wonderful!! i'm getting this 2 ;)

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  7. Arpita , you gonna forever thank me and smita after reading this ;)

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  8. it's not available in india as far as i searched :( :(
    but sure it's gonna be a greattt read :D

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  9. @Smita : Flipkart has it dearie.. i added to my wishlist already :)

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