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El Principito

Read The Little Prince (El Principito) in Spanish, a well loved short novel first published in 1943, and the most famous work of the French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900–1944).

The novella is both the most-read and most-translated book in the French language, and was voted the best book of the 20th century in France. Translated into more than 250 languages and dialects (as well as braille), selling nearly two million copies annually with sales totalling over 140 million copies worldwide, it has become one of the best-selling books ever published.

After the outbreak of the Second World War the author Saint-Exupéry became exiled in North America. In the midst of personal upheavals and failing health, he produced almost half of the writings for which he would be remembered, including a tender tale of loneliness, friendship, love and loss, in the form of a young prince fallen to Earth. An earlier memoir by the author had recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara Desert, and he is thought to have drawn on those same experiences in The Little Prince.

Both read as a great story for kids and a solid learning tool for learning a language at beginner level, El Principito is a must read for any who’s ready to explore the Spanish language.

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From: Biblioteca Digital del ILCE, Instituto Latinoamericano de la Comunicación Educativa
Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
ISBN: 9781538436820