Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

This book is a memoir by an early twentieth-century French aviator, sharing his experiences as a pioneer of aviation in the 1920s and 1930s, particularly in remote places such as the Sahara Desert and the Andes Mountains. The author reflects on the nature of adventure, the allure of the unknown, and the profound connection between human beings and the natural world. The book is also notable for its philosophical musings on the nature of life and death, solitude and solidarity, and the human condition.

The 1653rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 229

Since this book was first published in 1939, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 229.0.

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