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The Little Prince (French Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s most famous novel, which he wrote while staying at a hotel in New York City.
Ostensibly a children’s book, it makes several profound and idealistic points about life and love. In it, Saint-Exupéry imagines himself stranded in the Sahara Desert, thousands of kilometers away from inhabited places, where he meets a young extra-terrestrial (though entirely human-appearing) prince…