Antoine de Saint-Exupéry: A Man Intimate With the Mysteries of Wind, Sand & Stars

Antoine 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.

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.

Original Manuscript Page by Saint-Exupéry; Recreated on a Journal Cover

While Saint-Exupéry may be most famous for The Little Prince, his other stories hover closer to his personal experiences as one of the pioneering pilots of his age. Shown on the cover of our Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars books is a page from the original manuscript for Wind, Sand and Stars, a classic in aviation adventure tales.

Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars is available in two formats: Ultra and Mini.

Manuscript of chapter VII of Wind, Sand and Stars (image from thelittleprince.com  Paperblanks’ Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars writing journal

Paperblanks’ Embellished Manuscripts Collection

To inspire the writer, these unique writing journals portray the work of some of the greatest writers, thinkers and artists of all time. These reproductions of excerpts from original manuscripts, letters, scores and drawings provide a glimpse into the creative process of figures such as William Shakespeare, Sigmund Freud and Vincent van Gogh.

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