The immense popularity of The Little Prince belies its great simplicity. It is packed with hard truths of life. The reader comes to relish these and their philosophical appeal. The narrator here is a pilot stranded in the desolate sands of Sahara after a forced-landing due to engine trouble in flight. He is lucky to survive the mishap and meets the little prince while fixing his machine. The remarkably gifted little prince then tells enchanting stories about the three volcanoes and a haughty flower he is protecting on his planet, his fight with the bad seeds that threaten the other growth, and about his encounters with the disconcerting grown ups on other planets. This hardback edition is the complete and unabridged version of The Little Prince, as part of the Classic Library series.