Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic-published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupry's birth-beautifully reflects Saint-Exupry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this new edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupry's original artwork. By combining the new translation with restored original art, Harcourt is proud to introduce the definitive English-language edition of
About the Author and Illustrator:
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPRY (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 Airmans Odyssey.
Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including Untitled Subjects, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and most recently, Trappings. He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.