Wind, Sand And Stars

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0547546726

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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From the author of the beloved classic The Little Prince and a winner of the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, Wind, Sand and Stars captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight. Its exciting account of air adventure, combined with lyrical prose and the spirit of a philosopher, makes it one of the most popular works ever written about flying. Translated by Lewis Galantière.

Wind, Sand, and Stars

Author: Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Publisher: Blurb

ISBN: 9781388227470

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Exupery was a prize-winning novelist, professional mail pilot, airborne adventurer, war correspondent, commercial test pilot, and the author of a popular children's book The Little Prince. Wind, Sand, and Stars more than all the others is a synthesis of his skill as a writer and his life as a flier. It is a collage of anecdotes, speculations and peotic reflections the earth and its inhabitants as seen from the air, all glued together by one basic them: that the airplane has broght man into confrontation with the elemnets of the univeerse, and thus has given him a new perspective on his own nature.

Wind, Sand and Stars

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry,Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 306

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English translation of "Terre des hommes". Autobiographical account of air travel, captures the grandeur, danger, and isolation of flight.

Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (Book Analysis)

Author: Bright Summaries

Publisher: BrightSummaries.com

ISBN: 280628810X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 40

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Unlock the more straightforward side of Wind, Sand and Stars with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which is a memoir of the author’s life as a pilot, and the struggles that he and his friends faced. Paying homage to these friends, he recounts their experiences, from crashing their plane in the Andes to rescuing a slave from Moorish rebels, all while providing thought-provoking philosophical views on life and death. The novel has won many awards, including the Grand Prix du roman de l’Académie française, one of France’s most prestigious literary prizes. Saint-Exupéry’s works have been translated into over 250 languages and continue to be well-loved decades after his death. Find out everything you need to know about Wind, Sand and Stars in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you in your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

Airman's Odyssey

Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0544128087

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 456

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Three award-winning works of adventure, survival, and the early days of aviation from the celebrated author of The Little Prince, collected in one volume. Ranging from the northern skies of France to the South American Andes, this volume includes two memoirs and a novel, each informed by the lauded pilot and poet’s experiences as a pioneering aviator during World War II. Wind, Sand and Stars Recounting his early days flying airmail routes across the African Sahara, Saint-Exupéry explores the spiritual, philosophical, and physical wonders of navigating the passes of the Pyrenees, the peaks of the Andes, and the wasteland of the Libyan desert. This memoir, a National Book Award winner that was voted a National Geographic Top Ten Adventure Book of All Time, is “a beautiful book, a brave book, and a book that should be read against the confusion of this world” (The New York Times). Night Flight Overseeing night-mail flights in Buenos Aires, Riviere is a believer in remaining faithful to the mission and has trained his pilots to stave off the fear of death. But when he discovers that one of his planes is lost in a storm after flying out of Patagonia, both his authority and his beliefs will be challenged, in a novel that won France’s Prix Femina Award and was made into a classic film. Flight to Arras Saint-Exupéry’s memoir of a harrowing reconnaissance mission during the Battle of France in 1940—as one of only a handful of pilots who continued to fight in solidarity against the inevitable German invasion—was a recipient of the Grand Prix Littéraire de l’Aéro-Club de France. “Saint-Exupéry . . . blends adventure with reflection in a way few writers have.” —Richard Bach Translated by Lewis Galantière and Stuart Gilbert