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Letter to a Hostage (Pushkin Collection) Paperback – Deluxe Edition, January 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Series: Pushkin Collection
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press; Gift edition (January 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906548013
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906548018
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 4.8 x 6.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A book I always keep in my pocket... As perfectly formed as 'Heart of Darkness' -- Paul Blezard-Gymer A Good Read, BBC Radio 4

About the Author


Antoine de Saint Exupéry was born in Lyons in 1900. He learned to fly at the age of twelve and became an adventurer and pioneer in aviation. He is the author and illustrator of the enduring and best-selling classic The Little Prince (1943), and the winner of the Grand Prix de l'Académie Française and the National Book Award for Wind, Sand and Stars (1939). In July of 1944, Saint-Exupéry disappeared on a flight from Corsica to France and is thought to have been shot down by German reconnaissance planes.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By kLyy on October 19, 2013
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The book arrived within the stated time span (which was not particularly fast), but it was in perfect condition. It's a great read -- it's possibly not Saint-Exupery's writing at his most delicate, but it certainly manages to convey several of his main themes about friendship clearly, with a gorgeous turn of phrase, as always.
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Until I started reading these other less-known writings of Exupery, I had no idea who this wonderful, courageous aviator was. He fought valiantly to keep France from becoming Socialist at the hands of Charles De Gaulle, and it probably cost him his life. This is another great example of his amazing gift with the written word. I wish there was more. Each and everyone who reads his work can't but come away awed at his brilliant understanding of the blessings of freedom and the nature of agency.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 4, 2014
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Lovely little book full of poetry and wisdom. I found it thanks to the Brain Pickings on-line newsletter (a fantastic resource for any thinking person). Here Saint-Exupery turns his sensitive eye and heart on an endangered world the outcome for which he as yet couldn't know. His observations of people and place are keen and poignant.
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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. He was a pioneer of international commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince; Wind, Sand and Stars; and Southern Mail. In 1944, while serving with his French air squadron, he disappeared during a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean.

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