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It’s my dirty little literary secret. I’ve never read The Little Prince.

The Little Prince

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  • Richard Howard is the author of eleven books of poetry, including , which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1970, and . He is the translator of more than 150 works from the French and lives in New York City.

    Le Petit Prince: The episode's title refers to the novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French writer and aviator. Though outwardly a children's book, it has varied themes on life, perception and human nature. Exupery was French, like Rousseau's science expedition, and met with disaster while travelling and disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Additionally, "Besixdouze" ("B612"),though it should be written "Bsixdouze" to make sense in French, the apparent name of the expedition's lost boat (as per the wreckage on the beach), is a reference to the asteroid on which The Little Prince lives in the book.

  • Le Petit Prince: The episode's title refers to the novel of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a French writer and aviator. Though outwardly a children's book, it has varied themes on life, perception and human nature. Exupery was French, like Rousseau's science expedition, and met with disaster while travelling and disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Additionally, "Besixdouze" ("B612"),though it should be written "Bsixdouze" to make sense in French, the apparent name of the expedition's lost boat (as per the wreckage on the beach), is a reference to the asteroid on which The Little Prince lives in the book.

    Families can talk about the Little Prince's motivations. Why did he decide to let himself be killed for the flower? What did the Little Prince teach the pilot. Older children may want to read the book.

    Guest More than 1 year ago
    I have purchased and given at least 50 copies of this book to friends and family over the years. Of the hundreds of books in my personal library, I have not read one that has touched me so deeply as 'The Little Prince'.

  • Guest More than 1 year ago
    If I was stranded on a desert island, this might be the only book I must take with me. It tells you all about what is truly important in life by the little prince's relationships with his aquaintances. The fox who is tamed and 'his rose' tell all about what is important in life. The best quote ever: 'It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.' I try to read it at least once a year, often out loud to a child. It is truly a life lesson for adults however, which often can move one to tears. Beautiful in its simplicity, scathing in its pithy observations on human foibles, truly one of the greatest books ever written. While I have only read reviews of the newest translation and color corrections of the illustrations, I can't see where it needed improvement. The somewhat unusual language gave it a simplicity that I do not feel needed to be corrected in translation. I like the old and familiar edition so well that I probably will admire the new one in the store and cherish my older addition.

    It's somewhat slow moving, even without the brief songs, but the visuals are imaginative and the performances excellent. Steven Warner makes an ideal Little Prince in appearance and actions, but his British accent and slight lisp may be hard for children to understand. Bob Fosse and Gene Wilder add some pep. The sad and sweet ending, in which the Pilot, aloft again, hears the Little Prince's laughter in the stars, may not compensate for the upsetting death of the Prince, the scene of his death may be very upsetting to young viewers. Quiet pacing of the story belies its complexity, but this is generally a fine and tender film. Those who give it a chance will find its wisdom moving and strangely unforgettable.

So, after a while, the little prince left.

So the little prince travels around the universe, meeting odd and disparate characters who highlight for him the shallow and lonely lives that most people live. When he lands up on the Earth in the course of his travels, he encounters a wise fox who teaches him about love and friendship, and then the little prince meets the narrator, to whom he tells his story.