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.
ISBN: 9780141180922 Publisher: Penguin Books (first published April 6th 1943) Publication date: 1998 Pages: 118
This is the second time I’ve read this (in the English translation) and I don’t remember it being as good as it was this time around. It’s a really sweet story about discovering the world, how ‘weird’ adults are, and discovering where your place in it is.
It’s a classic French story loved by many since its publication in the ‘40s. It’s such a good story that it really needs to be experienced to fully appreciate its timelessness and why its so popular wherever it’s read. The Little Prince would certainly be a great addition to anyone’s personal library.
Recommend for: Everyone Rating: 5 stars