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Saint-Exupery.

Published by Paris, Gallimard, (2007)

ISBN 10: 2070408507 ISBN 13: 9782070408504

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Item Description: Paris, Gallimard, 2007. 8°, kartoniert. 1ère édition.. 97 (4) Seiten das Büchlein ungelesen und wie neu. Sprache: Französisch Gewicht in Gramm: 650. Bookseller Inventory # 22564

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Saint-Exupéry

Published by Gallimard (2003)

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Item Description: Gallimard, 2003. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme neuf. Pas de jaquette. Edition originale. Paris, Gallimard Jeunesse, éditeur,2003 - Cartonné, 18 cm x 16 cm, 12 pages – Texte de Saint-Exupéry – Ills couleurs -Très bon état. Bookseller Inventory # SB21830

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Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

Published by Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn (1991)

ISBN 10: 3506464078 ISBN 13: 9783506464071

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Item Description: Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn, 1991. Softcover. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 1. Auflage. dünner Band in sehr gutem Zustand. Bookseller Inventory # 000985

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SAINT-EXUPERY Antoine De

Published by Fleurus, Paris (2013)

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Item Description: Fleurus, Paris, 2013. Couverture rigide. Book Condition: Comme Neuf. Par L'auteur (illustrator). 1ère Édition. Une belle petite version pour bébé par thème - Les douces aquarelles sont de l'auteur . Le livre est en carton imperméabilisé . A offrir sans modération . Enfantina .- 12 p. , 350 gr. Size: In 16 , carré. Album Jeunesse. Bookseller Inventory # 018258

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ANTOINE DE SAINT EXUPERY.

Published by Avesta Yayinlari, Istanbul (2011)

ISBN 10: 6055585804 ISBN 13: 9786055585808

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Item Description: Avesta Yayinlari, Istanbul, 2011. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Pbo. Mint. 107 p. Cr. 8vo. (19 x 13 cm). In Kurdish. First Kurdish Edition. Color ills. Rare. "Di nav berhemên Antoine de Saint Exupéry de, pirtûka Mîrzayê Piçûk berhemeke yekta û bêhempa ye. Ew dinav van serdemên hovîtiyê de xewneke nazik e, sirûda evîneke xemgîn e. Di vêpirtûka ku cîhekî taybetî di nav berhemên nivîskar de distîne, Saint Exupéry dixwaze bibêje ku her kes dikare li balefira xewnan siwar bibe û rastî mîrzayê dilpakiyê bibe. Her kes dikare xwe ji rojên resbînî û zordariyê biparêze ûvegere rindiya zarokatiyê. Mîrzayê Piçûk ji bo zarokan hatiye hûnandin, lê ew dikare mezinan perwerde bike û wanji reh û koka wan ve bihejîne. Da ku em bidin xuyakirin çiqas cîhê vê pirtûkêdi nav edebiyata cîhanê de mezin e, ew hatiye wergerandinî bêtirî du sed zimanû zarav û devokan û bêtirî 80ê milyon nusxeyan jê hatine firotin.". Bookseller Inventory # 016575

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Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

Published by GALLIMARD-JEUNESSE (2013)

ISBN 10: 2070653110 ISBN 13: 9782070653119

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Item Description: GALLIMARD-JEUNESSE, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: NEUF. Le récit des aventures poétiques et symboliques d'un petit garçon venu d'une autre planète, et de sa rencontre avec un aviateur échoué dans le désert du Sahara. Un coffret réunissant l'édition originale de l'oeuvre de Saint-Exupéry, un CD qui reproduit l'enregistrement de G. Philipe ainsi qu'un document vidéo. A l'occasion des 70 ans de l'oeuvre. - Nombre de page(s) : 104 - Poids : 438g - Genre : Littérature jeunesse. Bookseller Inventory # N9782070653119

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Antoine de Saint Exupery

Published by U.S.A.: French & European Pubns (1991)

ISBN 10: 2070105024 ISBN 13: 9782070105021

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Item Description: U.S.A.: French & European Pubns, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover, 6 1/2" x 9". In a near fine slipcase. Clear mylar jacket. 94 pages. (in1737). Bookseller Inventory # 002725

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Collection Historique du Timbre-Poste Français ) - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Item Description: Magnifique plaquette illustré de 4 pages au format 21 x 29 cm, imprimée par la Poste Française. Couverture & timbres illustrés d'après Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Texte biographique consacré à l'auteur. Tirage sur arches. Contient la planche avec 5 timbres, colléé au verso de la couverture, avec cachet du 1er jour " PhilexFrance 12 Septembre 1998 ". Cachet de la poste gravé en relief. Edition originale en état de neuf.?. Bookseller Inventory # 21959

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Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Published by Red Wagon Books - Harcourt, San Diego, Ca (2003)

ISBN 10: 0152047301 ISBN 13: 9780152047306

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Item Description: Red Wagon Books - Harcourt, San Diego, Ca, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 32mo - over 4" - 5" tall. Looks almost new. Stated First Red Wagon Books Edition. Small, illustrated board book based on the classic book. First Printing. Bright, tight, clean, unmarked copy w/no rips or creases. Quick, secure shipping w/free delivery confirmation. Bookseller Inventory # 002593

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Saint-Exupery, Antoine De

Published by Genehmigte Lizenzausgabe, New York (2010)

ISBN 10: 3897365790 ISBN 13: 9783897365797

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Item Description: Genehmigte Lizenzausgabe, New York, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition Thus; First Printing. Good in boards. A few pieces are missing from one puzzle. All the rest are complete. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 65502

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de Saint-Exupery, Antoine

Published by Petit Jour #PR127 (Paris) 1999 First edition thus. (1999)

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Item Description: Petit Jour #PR127 (Paris) 1999 First edition thus., 1999. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. Tall format, 5 1/2" x 21 1/2" (14 x 54 cm) spiral bound soft cover. Trilingual edition, French, English and German. A lovely wall calendar featuring The Little Prince. This is now out of print and is NOT the newer more common Running Press edition. SCARCE, especially in such IMMACULATE UNUSED UNOPENED condition. CONDITION: An As New shrinkwrapped copy. NEUF!! #006328 Price: $40.00 (Please e-mail to confirm availability and correct postage before ordering.). Bookseller Inventory # 006328

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Antoine de Saint Exupery.

Published by Lazika Yayin Kollektifi, Istanbul (2013)

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Item Description: Lazika Yayin Kollektifi, Istanbul, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: As New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Paperback. Pbo. Mint. 95 p. Cr. 8vo. (19 x 13 cm). In Laz. First Laz Edition. Color ills. Rare. Bookseller Inventory # 3380

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Saint-exupery Antoine De

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, (1943, Book Date] (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, (1943, Book Date], 1943. No Binding. Book Condition: Clamshell As New. No Jacket. 1st Edition Clamshell Collecor's Case. Custom Fitted Modern Collector's Clamshell Bookcase [Not A Book] HAND-CRAFTED by our conservation team, each box is silver-stamped on the spine. The case is finished inside & out in medium blue & Orange Nuba® with a superb 'sculpted' illustration inspired by the book's dustwrapper on the side. Nuba®, - a fine, supple & durable covering with a neutral ph, that has the feel of velvety soft Italian Nubuck® leather.TBCL Web Site photo/link available for OVER 100 generally in-stock titles including many Hemingway titles. Custom Craft available. First Edition Clamshell Case. Bookseller Inventory # 31471

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Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Published by Harcourt, Brace and World, NY (1943)

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Item Description: Harcourt, Brace and World, NY, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Later Printing. FRENCH TEXT----1943 on copyright page, Harcourt, brace, and World , with NYC street address--- a 1960 edition----French text with pristine,bright, clean pages, as new-------no owner markings---drawings by the author----the fine dust jacket has sticker price intact 4.95, next to top clipped corner- corner has tiny price in red ink of 3.99--bottom corner also neatly clipped---rear flaps are uncut----a 20th century classic for yong and old/young-----a lovely copy in mylar dj cover and shipped in carton. Size: Small 4to. Bookseller Inventory # 003568

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de Saint-Exupery, Antoine

Published by Reynal and Hitchcock, New York (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal and Hitchcock, New York, 1943. Blue Cloth. Book Condition: Very Good Book. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair Dust Jacket. Antoine De Saint-Exupery (illustrator). 1st Edition. 9 " Tall. Third Printing (Stated On Copyright Page) Of The First Edition In French [Predating The Gallimard Edition In French Which Was Published After The War In Paris]. In First Issue Jacket With $2.00 Price And Fourth Avenue Address. Pristine Colored Illustrations Inside- Which Are Differently Colored And Differently Placed Than In The Harcourt Reprints, And Distinctly Brighter Than In The Reynal Book Club Edition. A Bright Clean Example, Light Wear At Corner Edges, No Names Or Marks. Dust Jacket Is Worn And Browned, Not Price Clipped, Spine About 90% Chipped Away Leaving Only Part Of Publisher's Name At Bottom, Flaps Detached But Present. Please Request Photographs Before Ordering, The Spine Is Almost Completely Gone. Bookseller Inventory # 031182

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LE PETIT PRINCE: de SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine

de SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York City (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, New York City, 1943. hb. colour illustrations (illustrator). First edition. Larger 8vo, pp. 91. The first French language edition, with pagination identical to the first English language edition. Fourth Avenue publisher's address on the front interior flap of the jacket. Green coat - not blue on page 11, and the "mark of the crow" on page 63. The dust jacket has chipping at the spine ends and the corners of the flaps, with several small creases, rubbing along the extremities, and noticeable tanning and foxing, more so to the spine. The jacket's front interior flap shows the original retail price of $2.00 printed at the corner (i.e., not price clipped). Bound in original salmon cloth (identical to the English edition) with title and "Prince" figure stamped in red, to the front board, and red stamped lettering to spine. Bottom corners bumped and rubbed. A few other spots of rubbing, or slight bumping to board edges. Cloth clean. Endpapers show some toning. Address written in pencil to front free end paper (could be erased), and a few small pencil marks to rear endpaper (also could be erased). Binding tight, contents clean and bright. Bookseller Inventory # 043204

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The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince ): Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. First Edition, First printing SIGNED by Merle Oberon, actress in the movie "Wuthering Heights" The book is bound in the ORIGINAL Salmon color cloth from the publisher making it the TRUE FIRST EDITION. This ORIGINAL price clipped dustjacket has some chipping to the spine and wear to panels. The book is in nice shape. The binding is tight with NO cocking or leaning with minor wear to the boards. The pages are clean with NO marks or bookplates in the book. A lovely copy with the First Issue dustjacket that has the 386 Fourth Avenue address on the front flap. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # ABE-16054053148

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Le Petit Prince: de Saint-Exupery, Antoine

de Saint-Exupery, Antoine

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Paperback. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. First Edition. First Softcover Edition, First Printing with no subsequent printings listed on copyright page; "Flying Crow" present on page 63; Publisher's name at base of spine extends slightly onto covers as called for in first issue. In Very Good condition. Wraps show toning, light rubbing, two tiny white specks on front cover and light edge wear. Thin, 1-inch stain to front gutter, light tidemark to top corner of last two pages and to top of page block. A nicer copy than normally found, and extremely rare in this format. Bookseller Inventory # 150521001

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock, New York (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, New York, 1943. Softcover. Book Condition: Very Good. First edition. First softcover edition. Color illustrated stiff wrappers. 92 pp. Illustrations in color and black and white by the author. Text in French. First state with publisher's name and author's name wrapping slightly around the spine strip onto the covers; so-called "flying crow" (actually a printing fault) present in illustration on p. 63. The extremely scarce first softcover edition of this, one of the most famous and best loved of all 20th century books. Though not always as pricey, the first softcover edition is far scarcer than the hardcover edition; both were printed in New York, both in the original French and the English translation due to the Second World War (the first French-published edition would not appear until 1946). The wives of Saint Exupery's publishers Eugene Reynal and Curtice Hitchcock set the author and his wife up in an apartment in New York in the early 1940s and it was Elizabeth Reynal who, upon seeing Saint Exupery's doodles and sketches of the "Little Prince", urged him to assemble them into book form with text. He produced the watercolors and text in the summer and fall of 1942 and Reyal & Hitchcock published it in 1943 (NY Times, Jan. 23, 2014). These original drawings were exhibited at the Morgan Library in winter, 2014. Condition: tight, internally clean and bright with even toning to the covers, small scuff to the upper portion of the planet on which the Little Prince stands and again to the bottom front left corner; light corner crease lower front right. Soiling a bit heavier about the very edges. The rear wrap has spot staining along the left hand side that extends to the edge of the rear blank and less so to the final page of text. An image may be viewed on our web site. Bookseller Inventory # E13859

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The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince ): Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

Saint-Exupery, Antoine de

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. First Edition, First printing bound in Salmon color cloth and NOT the blue cloth found on later editions. This is the TRUE FIRST EDITION published in English, that precedes the French First Edition. An attractive dustjacket that has the $2.00 price present and the First Issue point with the publisher's Fourth Avenue address. This original dustjacket has minor wear to the spine and edges with minor discoloration to the panels which is common for this title. The book is in excellent condition. The binding is tight, and the boards are crisp with light wear to the edges. The pages are clean with no writing, marks or bookplates in the book. Overall, a wonderful copy of this popular title. We buy Antoine de Saint-Exupery First Editions. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-5241974202

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Antoine De Saint - Exupery

Published by Reynal & Hitchcock (1943)

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Very nice copy in French of this beloved child's classic. The first edition with a limitation of 260 and signed by the author.The dust jacket has a couple of small tears on top edge and top of spine has a small chip also the price has been clipped. The book is tight and clean. There was a newspaper article from the New York Times dated 4-6-43 which had been laid in the back of the book and it left a discolorization on back end paper and inside back cover. Besides this the book is bright and attractive as is the dust jacket. Seems to be a disagreement of which came first - this limited French edition or the English version depending on which you have. Either way a very rare and desirable book. Photos available on request. Signed by De Saint-Exupery. Bookseller Inventory # 006549

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SAINT-EXUPERY, ANTOINE DE.

Published by New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943 (1943)

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Item Description: New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943, 1943. First Edition; French language issue. One of 260 numbered copies, signed by the author; the English language limited edition comprised 525 numbered and signed copies. Bookplate and lengthy gift inscription inside the front cover; near fine in a very good dust jacket with minor wear and tear. The jacket spine is numbered identically with the book, as called for in the limited issues of this book. Saint-Exupery wrote this work while in this country; he returned to fly for France and perished over the Mediterranean the following year. Le Petit Prince was issued posthumously in his home country. Bookseller Inventory # 34475

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Le petit prince: SAINT-EXUPERY Antoine de

SAINT-EXUPERY Antoine de

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Item Description: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1943. Couverture rigide. - Reynal & Hitchcock, New-York 1943, 18,5x23cm, reliure de l'éditeur sous chemise étui. - Troisième tirage imprimé quelques semaines après le premier et conforme à l'édition originale ("marque au corbeau", prix, adresse de l'éditeur), mais sous un cartonnage bleu gris et comportant une mention "third printing" sur la page de garde. Unique exemplaire référencé à ce jour du Petit Prince en français dédicacé par Saint-Exupéry. Reliure de l'éditeur en pleine toile bleu-gris, dos lisse, exemplaire complet de sa jaquette illustrée qui comporte deux petites restaurations en pied du dos. Très rare et précieux envoi autographe signé d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry : "Pour Malou et Jean Michel Sturm avec toute l'amitié de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry". Ouvrage illustré de dessins de l'auteur. Notre exemplaire est présenté sous une chemise étui de Julie Nadot reprenant les illustrations de la jaquette pour illustrer les plats. « Les contes de fées c'est comme ça. Un matin on se réveille. On dit : "ce n'était qu'un conte de fées." On sourit de soi. Mais au fond on ne sourit guère. On sait bien que les contes de fées c'est la seule vérité de la vie. » (Saint-Exupéry, Lettre à l'inconnue, mai 1943) Il est communément admis que Saint-Exupéry, reparti au combat avant la parution de la version française du Petit Prince, ne put dédicacer, avant son départ de New-York, que quelques rares exemplaires de la version anglaise. Durant les 16 mois qu'il passa en Afrique du Nord, où ses livres étaient interdits, il ne posséda qu'un unique exemplaire qu'il « ne prêt[ait] jamais (.) et fais[ait] lire chez [lui], dans [s]a chambre », même à ses plus proches amis. Et pourtant, deux enfants d'Alger, inconnus jusqu'à lors des biographes de Saint-Exupéry, ont eu l'heur de posséder cet improbable exemplaire dédicacé de ce que Martin Heidegger considèrera comme « l'un des grands livres existentialistes du siècle ». Conte universel s'il en est, (Le Petit Prince est l'œuvre la plus traduite après la Bible), cet hymne au voyage, à l'amitié et à l'enfance fut dès l'origine considéré comme un roman à clef, offrant, sous couvert d'un récit pour enfants, un regard profond sur l'actualité tragique et révélant chez l'auteur une philosophie plus complexe que ne lui prêtaient alors ses détracteurs. Si l'on ne sait avec exactitude quelle est la genèse de ce personnage - la lecture d'Andersen par l'actrice Annabella, la boîte d'aquarelle offerte par le réalisateur René Clair, une idée de son éditrice Elisabeth Reynal ou simplement la mémoire de son frère disparu - l'écriture du conte lui-même fut très fortement influencée par la guerre, l'exil et les relations difficiles de Saint-Ex avec les autorités de la Résistance. Démobilisé en 1940, l'écrivain plébiscité en 1939 pour Terre des hommes, se réfugie à New-York où il écrit et publie en février 1942, Pilote de Guerre, relatant, à l'intention de l'opinion publique américaine, le courage des soldats français malgré l'inéluctable défaite. Trop philosémite pour les uns et trop défaitiste pour les autres, ce récit, rapidement interdit en France, lui vaudra l'inimitié des Pétainistes mais également des Gaullistes qui le contraignent à l'inaction tandis que l'Afrique du Nord reconquise par les Alliés ouvre des perspectives de reprise du combat armé. Malgré une vie sentimentale et sociale intense, c'est dans un sentiment de profonde solitude et d'incompréhension que Saint-Exupéry compose, durant l'année 1942, le Petit Prince pour ses éditeurs new-yorkais qui viennent de publier Mary Poppins, Eugene Reynal & Curtice Hitchcock. A la fin 1942, Saint-Exupéry accentuera encore cette animosité en diffusant à la radio puis en publiant sa Lettre aux Français appelant à l'Unité entre les Français de France et les expatriés contre le Nazisme. Son incitation à la réconciliation pour une lutte unie et sans concession contre l'ennemi commun, son refus de juger le choix des hommes oppressés et sa critique implicite des luttes de pouvoir entre les combatt. Bookseller Inventory # 53337

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