Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de

[ (san-teg-zoo-pay-ree) ]

A twentieth-century French writer and aviator. He chronicled his pioneering early years in commercial aviation in volumes such as Wind, Sand, and Stars. His best-known work is probably the metaphorical fairy tale The Little Prince.

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