Having crash-landed in the Sahara desert, a pilot comes across a young boy who introduces himself as the Little Prince and tells him the story of how he grew up on a tiny asteroid before travelling across the galaxies and coming to Earth. His encounters and discoveries, seen through childlike, innocent eyes, give rise to candid reflections on life and human nature.
First published in 1943 and featuring the author''s own watercolour illustrations, The Little Prince has since become a classic philosophical fable for young and old, as well as a global publishing phenomenon, selling tens of millions of copies worldwide and being translated into dozens of languages.>
The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.' Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. This edition features a specially commissioned translation by Ros and Chloe Schwarz, as well as the charming original black and white illustrations by Saint-Exupery himself.After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet. Their strange and moving meeting illuminates for the aviator many of life's universal truths, as he comes to learn what it means to be human from a child who is not. Antoine de Saint-Exupery's delightful The Little Prince has been translated into over 180 languages and sold over 80 million copies.
À dix ans, Balthus publie à Zürich ses premiers dessins dans un recueil préfacé par Rilke, intitulé Mitsou, du nom du chat qu'il avait adopté avant de le perdre. Ce petit livre objet, du même format et imprimé selon le même procédé au plomb que l'édition de 1921, réunit les quarante dessins du recueil et les lettres en français de Rilke, adressées à Balthus de 1920 à 1926.
Rejected by fifteenth-century Parisian society, the hideously deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo believes he is safe under the watchful eye of his master, the Archdeacon Claude Frollo. But after Quasimodo saves the beautiful Romani girl Esmeralda from the gallows and brings her to sanctuary in the cathedral, he and Frollo's mutual desire for her puts them increasingly at odds, before compassion and cruelty clash with tragic results.An emotionally stirring story, Victor Hugo's The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is rightfully considered to be one of the finest novels ever written, and this beautiful edition, featuring an afterword by John Grant, is the perfect way to experience this unforgettable tale.Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
Des rois Capétiens aux présidents de la Ve république, des anonymes ayant réalisé les premières peintures rupestres aux intellectuels et artistes contemporains médiatisés, Cecil Jenkins, déjà auteur de "France : Peoples, History and Culture" propose ici une nouvelle Histoire accessible de la France entre art, politique et grands événements populaires.
Fiction/Picture booksFun picture story book from the multi-award winning author/illustrator partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffer. Previous titles include The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom. This is a lighthearted tale of friendship with a superb rhyming refrain for children to join in with. Full colour. Readership level: 2+.
The Other Paris scuttles through the knotted pre-Haussmann streets, through the improvised accommodations of the original bohemians, through the whorehouses and dance halls and hobo shelters of the old city. A lively survey of labor conditions, prostitution, drinking, crime, and popular entertainment, and of the reporters, réaliste singers, pamphleteers, and poets who chronicled their evolution, The Other Paris is a book meant to upend the story of the French capital, to reclaim the city from the bons vivants and the speculators, and to hold a light to the work and lives of those expunged from its center by the forces of profit.
'The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.' A special edition of The Little Prince from the Macmillan Collector's Library series. Larger than usual, this gorgeous hardback is bound in real cloth and encased in a bespoke slipcase. It features a specially commissioned translation by Ros and Chloe Schwarz, as well as the charming original illustrations by Saint-Exupery himself in colour. After crash-landing in the Sahara Desert, a pilot encounters a little prince who is visiting Earth from his own planet. Their strange and moving meeting illuminates for the aviator many of life's universal truths, as he comes to learn what it means to be human from a child who is not. Antoine de Saint-Exupery's delightful The Little Prince has been translated into over 180 languages and sold over 80 million copies.
Ils sont minuscules mais loin d'être insignifiants, ce sont les « Little People » de l'artiste de rue Slinkachu. Depuis 2006, ce jeune londonien façonne les habitants d'un micro-monde qu'il met en scène au ras du trottoir avec beaucoup d'humour et immortalise ensuite dans ses clichés.
A historian and lifelong Francophile takes readers on a fascinating journey through the ages, revealing a rarely seen Paris, as he, using 21 stops of the subway system as focal points, reveals the often violent events that shaped one of the world's most romanticized city. 50,000 first printing.
Paris sur les traces de 22 personnalités illustres de la ville lumière sur les 800 dernières années. Héloïse et Abélard, Henri IV, Marie Curie, Edith Piaf, Colette... À travers eux, l'écrivaine Susan Cahill, déjà à l'origine de Hidden Gardens of Paris, nous fait découvrir leurs lieux phares : l'ïle de la Cité, la Sainte-Chapelle, le cimetière du Père Lachaise, Montmartre, le Marais. Chaque chapitre s'ouvre par une photographie couleur et chaque promenade commence par la station de métro de départ pour finir avec les centres d'intérêt alentour : cafés, jardins, musées, librairies, églises et pâtisseries.
Fils de Pierre Alechinsky, Ivan Alechine né en Belgique en 1952 est l'auteur de poèmes et de récits à mi-chemin du rêve et de la réalité. Depuis dix ans, il effectue de longs séjours au Mexique dont il nous livre sa vision photographique crépusculaire, à mille lieues des clichés lumineux et colorés des guides de voyages.
"An engrossing account of Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and one of the greatest transformations of a major city in modern history Traditionally known as a dirty, congested, and dangerous city, Paris was transformed in an extraordinary period from 1848 to 1870, when the government launched a huge campaign to build streets, squares, parks, churches, and public buildings. The Louvre Palace was expanded, Notre-Dame Cathedral was restored and the masterpiece of the Second Empire, the Opâera Garnier, was built. A very large part of what we see when we visit Paris today originates from this short span of twenty-two years. The vision for the new Paris belonged to Napoleon III, who had led a long and difficult climb to absolute power. But his plans faltered until he brought in a civil servant, Georges-Eugáene Haussmann, to take charge of the implementation. Heedless of controversy, at tremendous cost, Haussmann pressed ahead with the giant undertaking until, in 1870, his political enemies brought him down, justmonths before the collapse of the whole regime brought about the end of an era. Paris Reborn is a must-read for anyone who ever wondered how Paris, the city universally admired as a standard of urban beauty, became what it is"--