Paperblanks Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars Ultra UNLINED (BO1U)

Paperblanks Saint-Exupery, Wind, Sand and Stars Ultra UNLINED (BO1U)
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Lined 9781439721711
Unlined 9781439721902

To inspire the writer/adventurer, this unique journal features a page of manuscript from Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, a classic in aviation adventure tales.

  • 144 pages - 180 x 230mm (7 x 9in)
  • Select LINED or UNLINED - unlined only available
  • Smythe sewn binding
  • Wrap around cover
  • Magnetic closure
  • Memento pouch
  • Bookmark ribbon page marker
  • Acid-free, archival paper
  • Takes pen and ink beautifully

If the version with lined pages is out of stock then unlined will be provided instead (and vice versa).

Antione de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) was a man intimate with the mysteries of wind, sand and stars. He was one of the grand adventurers of his time but he is most famous today for his self-illustrated, philosophical story, The Little Prince, which tells of the meeting between a stranded pilot and a prince born on an asteroid.

His other stories hover closer to his personal experiences as one of the pioneering pilots of his age. Shown here is a page from the manuscript for Wind, Sand and Stars (French title: Terre des hommes — Land of people, or literally, Land of men), a classic in aviation adventure tales and a winner of several literary awards. It was first published in France in February 1939 and was then translated and published in English in the United States later the same year.

In his autobiographical work Saint-Exupéry, recounts several episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the African Sahara and the South American Andes. The book's themes deal with friendship, death, heroism, camaraderie and solidarity among colleagues, humanity and the search for meaning in life. The book illustrates the author's view of the world and his opinions of what makes life worth living.

The central incident he wrote of detailed his 1935 plane crash in the Sahara Desert between Benghazi and Cairo, which he barely survived along with his mechanic-navigator, André Prévot. Saint-Exupéry and his navigator were left almost completely without water and food and, as the chances of finding an oasis or help from the air gradually decreased, the two men nearly died of thirst before being saved by a Bedouin on a camel.

Saint-Exupéry disappeared on a reconnaissance mission over the Mediterranean while flying for the Free French Forces in July, 1944. What exactly happened to him remains a mystery but decades later his work continues to be read, a lofty legacy for any writer.

Product Code PB21711/21902
Manufacturer Paperblanks
Condition New
Weight 0.58kg

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