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
- Publication Date: 25/05/2000
- Category: Biography: general
- ISBN: 9780141183190