Wind, Sand and Stars, Paperback

Wind, Sand and Stars Paperback

Edited by William Rees

Part of the Penguin Modern Classics series



In 1926, de Saint-Exupery began flying for the pioneering airline Latecoere - later known as Aeropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. "Wind, Sand and Stars" is drawn from this experience.

Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical narrative which includes the extraordinary story of his crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival. 'Self-discovery comes when a man measures himself against an obstacle', writes Saint-Exupery.

In this book, he explores the transcendent perceptions that arise when life is tested to its limits.

Both a gripping tale of adventure and a poetic meditation.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780141183190



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