le petit prince
June 22, 2011 § 2 Comments
My long reserved and long desired copy of Le Petit Prince finally arrived today.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince is one of my all-time favorite books. I cherish it for its simplicity and directness. As much as I love the book in its English version, I wanted to get the original French version as part of my (on-off) French lessons. Every now and then I listen to my audios or watch a French Film to help me. And I thought that making myself read a novel, even if it is only a children’s book, would help me in learning as well. I know avec and nous and bonjour and asseyez-vous, but not much else. At least I know some, and the desire to learn has never left me.
One day it’s going to happen: me speaking French fluently.
By the way, this copy was really hard to find. I thought I might have to go to France to get me a copy. Luckily, my favorite haunt of an online shop had a copy. The hardbound English version was from there as well. The shop has some really good selection of books.