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A great short novel about flying: Saint-Exupery Night Flight

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I have recently read –  after a long time of wanting to do so- Antoine Saint-Exupéry’s Night Flight (original french: Vol de Nuit).

Most people know Saint-Exupéry as the author of The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) but the rest of his books remain rather unkown. He has many books that tell stories immersed on the aviation world

Short Biography on Saint-Exupéry:  He was born and raised in France.  He was a successful commercial pilot before World War II  joining the Armée de l’Air (French Air Force) on the outbreak of war, flying reconnaissance missions . Following a spell of writing in the United States, he joined the Free French Force. He disappeared on a reconnaissance flight over the Mediterranean in July 1944.