Wind, Sand and Stars

Wind, Sand and Stars

by Antoine De Saint-Exupery, Lewis Galantiere (Translator), John O'Hara Cosgrave II (Illustrator)
©1940, Item: 92994
Hardcover, 306 pages
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Few books of recent times have received such high praise as this ever-popular account of air adventure and personal reminiscence by an artist in prose. The author, whose career ended with his disappearance while on a flight over the Mediterranean in the summer of 1944, received the Grand Prix of the Academie Française for this introduction into literature of the airplanes and the men "who sail the ocean of the sky."

"The Joseph Conrad of the air. This is a book out of a new kind of world that belongs at once to the ranks of enduring fiction."—CHRISTOPHER MORLEY

"You don't have to look further for adventure, the reading of the book itself is adventure."
Chicago Tribune

"A beautiful book; a brave book: a book that should be read against the confusion of this world that we may retain our pride in humanity and our excitement in this modern age."
New York Times

Translated by Lewis Galantière.

The extraordinary success of the original edition makes possible its present publication in this uniform, low-priced series.

from the dust jacket

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