Saint-exupery: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, Mar 21, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 558 pages
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When he vanished in 1944—disappearing into thin air as the Little Prince does in his best-loved work—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was already a legend. His name is synonymous with the golden age of aviation, when pilots flew through desert sandstorms in open cockpits and without instruments, fired at by rebellious tribes. The author of many of the classics of aviation literature, he also wrote the children's classic The Little Prince , the most widely translated book in the French language. Stacy Schiff, with an infectious fascination for her subject, has brought Saint-Exupéry to life in this definitive, humane, and hugely entertaining biography.

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Although Antoine de Saint-Exup�ry is best remembered forThe Little Prince , the French author's first love was aviation. On July 31, 1944, he took off for a mapping flight over Lyon and ... Read full review

Saint-Exupéry: a biography

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery, heroic in flight, inept in everyday life, comes alive in this well-documented portrait by first-time author Schiff. Saint-Exupery spent his happiest days flying the mails for ... Read full review

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Stacy Schiff lives in New York City and in western Canada. She is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow.

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