Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Wind, Sand and Stars (French title:Terre des hommes (Land of Men)) is a memoir by Antoine de Saint Exupéry published in 1939. It was translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere. The pilot and philosopher recounts several episodes from his years flying treacherous mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. The central incident details the 1935 plane crash he survived in the Libyan Sahara Desert, between Benghazi and Cairo. Saint Exupéry, and his navigator André Prévot, are left almost without water and food, as chances of finding an oasis or help from the air gradually decrease. The book illustrates the author's view of the world and his opinions of what makes life worth living. The charity Terre des hommes was named after this book.

The 969th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 3rd on Extreme Classics: The 100 Greatest Adventure Books of All Time (National Geographic Adventure Magazine)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Wind, Sand and Stars (Harvest Book) Paperback 27076 $9.42 $1.98 2002
Wind, Sand and Stars Mass Market Paperback 462893 $4.99
Airman's Odyssey (A Trilogy comprising Wind, Sand & Stars, Night Flight, Flight to Arras) Hardcover 2457262 $8.10 1942
Airman's Odyssey Kindle Edition 142005 2012
Airman's Odyssey Paperback 351649 $13.49 $0.01 1984
Airman's Odyssey Hardcover 6530828 $79.95
Wind, Sand and Stars Kindle Edition 35952 $8.51 1992
Wind, Sand and Stars Paperback 2387105 $6.72 $3.44 2002
Wind, Sand and Stars Hardcover 458320 $38.16 $5.57 1992
Wind, Sand and Stars (Penguin Modern Classics) Paperback 2315055 $8.79 $2.71 2000
Terre des Hommes (French Edition) (Folio) Mass Market Paperback 202279 $5.82 $0.23 1998
Terre des Hommes Paperback 2204428 $16.95 $9.99 2012
Wind Sand and Stars by Antione De Saint Exupery Hardcover 356308 $2.50 1939
Wind, Sand and Stars Hardcover 8061038 $25.00 1944
Wind, Sand And Stars Paperback 502701 $11.00 $0.55
Wind, Sand and Stars Paperback 422004 $1.19 $0.01 1967
Land of Men: Wind, Sand and Stars Audible Audio Edition 94124 $13.49 2016