The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Own (purchased) – Get your own copy from The Book Depository
Such a little book but it packs such a wallop!
For its size, 109 pages (including drawings), it was easily read in one train trip to work (just under 60 mins) but… you don’t actually want to read it in such a little time. This is one of those works where you’d stop right in the middle of the page to let your mind wander, to ponder in wonder at what the author is saying in such simplicity of language. But is it really simple? It is astonishing just how complex the ideas were behind it.
It is a story which traverses the universe yet explores humanity being told from such childlike perspective to “simplify” the language but still contained multi-layered ideas. This is one of those books which will mean something different each time you read it. I think this will have to join A Christmas Carol for annual reads 😉
Utterly wonderful! Totally recommended to absolutely everybody!
This is such a wonderful work. There are so many little bits of wisdom that really cause the heart a greater understanding of humanity.
Isn’t it amazing just how much stuff packed into a tiny package?!
I think it’s the small things that allow us to see the bigger picture. My favorite scene is between the fox and the prince.
Sadly I haven’t read this yet! I did get a beautiful version of it for my niece and she seemed quite excited! I’m turning her into a book lover ❤
Love turning others into bookworms!
You should get to this book one day, Nova – it really is wonderful!
I will or I’ll read it with her. Sadly she’s a few states away but when I visit we read all we can!! 😀
Yay! Yes! I love this book so much. 🙂
Totally agree that it’s a delightful read!
Is that your last for the readathon? Well done!
nope, i’m 3/4 through my second last one and may start the last one tomorrow :p
Cutting it close!
This is on my list and I can’t wait to read it. I had a beautiful copy of it as a child, but I somehow don’t remember reading it! -Sarah
I hope you get around to it soon, Sarah, & I hope you’d like it too!