A Guide for Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupry (The Little Prince)


by: Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
Format: Hardcover

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Product Description “One sees clearly only with the heart. Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.” For more than sixty years, this insight from The Little Prince has been quoted in more than 130 languages by fans around the world . Now, for the first time, quotations from the collected works and letters of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry are presented in a charming gift edition. Six chapters--“Happiness,” “Friendship,” “Responsibility,” “Fortitude,” “Love,” and “What Is Essential”--offer inspirational and thought-provoking words about the subjects held most dear by the author. A perfect gift for graduates—or for anyone who wants gentle guidance. From Publishers Weekly The oft-quoted insights of The Little Prince, as well as aphorisms from other Saint-Exupery books, such as Flight to Arras and Wind, Sand and Stars, are gathered in A Guide For Grown-ups: Essential Wisdom from the Collected Works of Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Edited by Anna Marlis Burgard, the tiny volume offers a smattering of quotations on love, ("love is not thinking, but being") friendship and responsibility ("there is no growth except in the fulfillment of obligations"), making this a likely gift book, especially for those who believe, with Saint-Exupery, that "in giving you are throwing a bridge across the chasm of your solitude." Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc. From School Library Journal Adult/High School-This small book of reflects the unquenchable Saint-Exup ry's view of wartime Europe in the '30s and '40s. Teens enchanted by The Little Prince will find his royal highness on the cover of this book, but much of its wisdom is drawn from other writings. Quotations are grouped under headings such as "Friendship": "Friendship is born from an identity of spiritual goals-from common navigation toward a star" and "Love": "Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction." Teens may want to tuck this gem into a backpack for the moments of solitude a journey can provide, or turn to it when the clamor of competing values threatens to overwhelm and confuse them. The annotated bibliography puts the selections in perspective by providing a brief setting for each of the author's books. Molly Connally, Kings Park Library, Fairfax County, VA Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. About the Author ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY (1900-1944) was born in Lyons, France. He took his first flight at the age of eleven and became a pilot at twenty-six. A pioneer of commercial aviation, he flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His internationally celebrated writings include The Little Prince; Wind, Sand and Stars; Night Flight; Southern Mail; and Airman’s Odyssey.


Product Code: 9780152167110
ISBN: 0152167110
Publisher: Harcourt Children's Books
Publication Date: 2002-05-01
Number of Pages: 96 pages
Languages: english
Edition: 1st
Dimension: 5 x 0.59 x 6.89 inches
Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds