By Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Few tales are as commonly learn and as universally adored via childrens and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's translation of the liked vintage fantastically displays Saint-Exupéry's detailed and talented variety. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of many preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English textual content as shut as attainable to the French, in language, variety, and most crucial, spirit. The art during this version has been restored to check intimately and in colour Saint-Exupéry's unique paintings. Combining Richard Howard's translation with restored unique paintings, this definitive English-language version of The Little Prince will catch the hearts of readers of all ages.

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The little prince, however, replied once again: "−−Exactly. You will see where my track begins, in the sand. You have nothing to do but wait for me there. " I was only twenty metres from the wall, and I still saw nothing. After a silence the little prince spoke again: "You have good poison? " I stopped in my tracks, my heart torn asunder; but still I did not understand. "Now go away," said the little prince. " I dropped my eyes, then, to the foot of the wall−− and I leaped into the air. There before me, facing the little prince, was one of those yellow snakes that take just thirty seconds to bring your life to an end.

In the old days it was reasonable. I put the lamp out in the morning, and in the evening I lighted it again. " "The orders have not been changed," said the lamplighter. "That is the tragedy! " asked the little prince. "Then−− the planet now makes a complete turn every minute, and I no longer have a single second for repose. " "That is very funny! " said the lamplighter. " "Yes, a month. Thirty minutes. Thirty days. " And he lighted his lamp again. As the little prince watched him, he felt that he loved this lamplighter who was so faithful to his orders.

Conceited people never hear anything but praise. " he demanded of the little prince. " "Do me this kindness. " And the little prince went away. "The grown−ups are certainly very odd," he said to himself, as he continued on his journey. Chapter 12 − the little prince visits the tippler The next planet was inhabited by a tippler. This was a very short visit, but it plunged the little prince into deep dejection. " he said to the tippler, whom he found settled down in silence before a collection of empty bottles and also a collection of full bottles.

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