Flight To Arras.

First Edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Flight To Arras

Flight To Arras.

SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de.

$175.00

Item Number: 115467

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942.

First edition of this classic memoir. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated endpapers. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Illustrated by Bernard Lamotte. Translated from the French by Lewis Galantiere.

Based on one of Saint-Exupéry’s 1940 reconnaissance missions, “Arras is a deeply personal book… Conceived as a volume on the fall of France, Flight to Arras was a war book by the time it was published. It won raves on both counts. It was universally thought to dwarf all other accounts of the French defeat; writing in the Atlantic Edward Weeks declared, ‘This narrative and Churchill’s speeches stand as the best answer the democracies have yet found to Mein Kampf” (Schiff, 363).

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