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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Saint-Exupéry, Consuelo de.
Tale of the rose.
New York : Random House, 2001
|Named Person:||Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry; Esther Allen
|Description:||xx, 308 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm|
|Other Titles:||Mémoires de la rose.|
|Responsibility:||Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry ; translated by Esther Allen.|
"Consuelo Suncin Sandoval de Gomez and Antoine de Saint-Exupery met in Buenos Aires in 1930 - she a seductive young widow, he a brave pioneer of early aviation, decorated for his acts of heroism in the deserts of North Africa. He was large in his passions, a fierce loner with a childlike appetite for danger. She was frail and voluble, exotic and capricious. Within hours of their first encounter, he knew he would have her as his wife."
"Their love affair and marriage would take them from Buenos Aires to Paris to Casablanca to New York. It would take them through periods of betrayal and infidelity, pain and intense passion, devastating abandonment and tender, poetic love. Several times in the course of their marriage they would go their separate ways, but always they would return. The Tale of the Rose is the story of a man of extravagant dreams, and a woman who was his muse, the inspiration for the Little Prince's beloved rose - unique in all the world - whom he could not live with and could not live without."
"Written on Long Island in a quiet spell of reconciliation, The Little Prince was Antoine's greatest gift to the woman he never stopped loving, the only child to emerge from their union. The Tale of the Rose is Consuelo's reply - the love letter she never could write to her husband - a fable of its own, just as magical, poetic, and tragic as The Little Prince."--Jacket.