The Little Prince with his (and our) universal history!

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Cate Blanchett by Tim Walker of W Magazine, December 2015

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“The Fox” by Beatrice Brandini

The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) is the famous story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born with the intent to keep kids with fantasy and poetry, this little masterpiece has captivated millions of readers around the world (small but especially adult), telling the love, friendship and the meaning of life, in a mild and surreal, with charm, beauty and magic, representing today a text that should be read, reread and share with those who will come after us …

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Carolyn Murphy photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris under the direction of Carine Roitfeld, February 1996

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Carolyn Murphy photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue Paris under the direction of Carine Roitfeld, February 1996

The overwhelming success of this little novel published for the first time in 1943 (translated into more than twenty languages and printed in more than 135 million copies), is because dealing universal themes, beloved to the humanity, which portrays simple characters, apparently “strange”, a metaphor of human nature, a metaphor for ourselves, with our weaknesses, our concerns, our limits our fears and our many faults, as the desire for power and possession, the vanity, the inability to see beauty in the little things ….

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author designs

An aviator is forced to land by a fault in the desert: sand, solitude, and over him the stars … But, suddenly, a voice: “I designs, please, a sheep?” … From the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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From the film “The Little Prince” by Mark Osborne, beautiful, and above all, has been able to move me

The words of the Little Prince are simple, his contemporary message, and, as often happens for the simple things, they can be wonderful.

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Lindsey Wixson photographed by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert

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Lindsey Wixson photographed by Max Von Gumppenberg & Patrick Bienert

“Then you judge yourself – the king answered. – It’s the hardest thing. It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others. If you can judge yourself well, you’re a real essay “. From the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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From the film “The Little Prince” by Mark Osborne

The Voyage of the Little Prince is a metaphorical journey, represents the transition into adulthood, then the metaphor of every individual’s growth, its message is universal because it tells us that growing up means becoming responsible, have some disappointments, to be loved and betrayed, discover the magic of friendship and love, have hope as a stimulus and a fundamental motivation in life …, discover the beauty of the world …

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A little aviator ….

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“The Fox” by Beatrice Brandini

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Cate Blanchett by Tim Walker of W Magazine, December 2015

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Photo by Tim Walker of W Magazine, December 2015

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Cate Blanchett by Tim Walker of W Magazine, December 2015

“Is sure, – said the fox. – Now you to me are not a kid same as a hundred thousand other little boys. And I did not need you. And neither do you need me. For you I am nothing more than a fox, like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, we need each other. You became for me unique. I shall become for you unique in the world … “. From the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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From the film “The Little Prince” by Mark Osborne

I read it as a young girl, perhaps old enough to understand its greatness. Now I am happy to read it with my son who seems hooked on this timeless tale, especially since, page after page, discovers smiling and thinking, the world to come …..

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The Little Prince’s mood by Beatrice Brandini

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Bright star home

The stars, so unattainable and mysterious, will always be the source of our greatest dreams and desires, no one can make them prisoners, or turn them off ….

“All grown-ups were once children…but only few of them remember it…” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Good life to all!

Beatrice