The French Writer and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944),
was born in Lyon. His first two books, SOUTHERN MAIL and NIGHT
FLIGHT, are distinguished by a poetic evocation of the romance and
discipline of flying. Later works, including WIND, SAND AND STARS
and FLIGHT TO ARRAS, stress his humanistic philosophy.
Saint-Exupéry's popular children's book THE LITTLE PRINCE is also
read by adults for its allegorical meaning. Saint-Exupéry's plane
disappeared during a mission in World War II.