The Little Prince is a novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, first published in 1943. The fable-like tale mingles the story of a lonely, stranded narrator with the story of a young traveler facing his own troubles. The prince’s problem, an attempt to understand love, creates an embedded conflict-resolution plot line, but the unnamed pilot, who serves as first-person narrator, is the work’s protagonist.


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