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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


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1. Introduction

The Little Prince is a short story by the French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, which tells the tale of a little prince who sets off from his asteroid on a journey through the universe, in which he discovers the strange way adults see life and comes to understand the value of love and friendship.

The Little Prince


Due to its simple and direct style, it was considered more of a children's book. However, its deep character and his reflections on life, society, and love make it a story that's of interest to everyone.

For everyone

The Little Prince is considered one of the best books of all time and a contemporary classic of universal literature.

Essential reading

Important information

The book has been translated into many languages and adapted for various different formats, such as theatre, cinema, an animated series, a ballet and an opera.

Languages and formats

It was published in 1943 in the United States as, due to the second world war, it could not be printed in France.


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The Pilot

The Fox

The Earth

The Flower

The Little Prince



-The Fox


What is essential is invisible to the eye.

The essential is invisible to the eye.

"One must require from each one the duty which each one can perform."

"It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important."

"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed."

"If, for example, you came at four o'clock in the afternoon, then at three o'clock I shall begin to be happy."


The fox is the first friend the prince meets on his journey.

The Fox

The flower is the object of the prince's love. But his relationship with it is complicated.

The Flower

The pilot is the narrator of the story. He meets the little prince when his plane breaks down in the middle of the Sahara desert.

The Pilot

The little prince is the main character. He lives on an asteroid, which he leaves to travel the universe in search of a friend.

The Little Prince


Most of his literary output was written during his exile in the United States, to which he was assigned with the mission of convincing the American government to declare war on Germany during the Second World War.

Literary works

He was an aviator and writer. Part of his experience as a pilot inspired him to write The Little Prince.


About Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The author of The Little Prince was born in Lyon, France, in 1900, and died on the island of Riou, France, in 1944.






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