Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Analysis

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(Survey of Novels and Novellas)
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An original and accomplished prose stylist, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (sahn-tayg-zew-pay-REE) published his first two or three volumes as novels before arriving at his definitive literary form, a combination of essay, memoir, fable, and prose poem that is difficult to classify. To this latter category belong his best-known volumes: an autobiography in the form of a novel, Wind, Sand, and Stars; the posthumously published Citadelle (1948; The Wisdom of the Sands, 1950), consisting of philosophical observations and reflections; and Le Petit Prince (1943; The Little Prince, 1943), which, published with the author’s own watercolor illustrations, has since become an international children’s classic.