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The author of the book: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Vol de nuit est un roman d'Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, paru en décembre 1931, avec une préface d'André Gide, et ayant aussitôt obtenu le Prix Femina (1931). Il est l'un des premiers romans à être adapté en format de poche en 1953 (dans la collection Le Livre de poche, il porte le no 3).

Son action se situe en Amérique du Sud, à l'époque héroïque de l'aviation commerciale. À terre, Rivière apprend à ses hommes à n'avoir pas peur de la mort et à rester fidèles à la mission qui leur a été confiée. Ils doivent agir « comme si quelque chose dépassait, en valeur, la vie humaine » : le courrier est sacré, il est indispensable qu'il arrive à destination chaque jour à la même heure. Les pilotes en sont responsables, ils le savent, et c'est là leur raison de vivre. Impitoyable, Rivière dénonce les faiblesses et sanctionne les défaillances. Il lui est « indifférent de paraître juste ou injuste ». Il renvoie tel mécanicien dès qu'il a commis une erreur dans le montage d'un moteur malgré ses vingt ans de service, humilie tel pilote qui a manqué d'audace, punit tel chef d'aéroplace pour n'avoir pas observé les instructions. Quand la femme de Fabien viendra le trouver pour avoir des nouvelles de son mari, il ne lui dira rien et elle comprendra que, pour elle, l'attente est finie. Rivière pense alors que la vérité de l'amour et la vérité du devoir sont contradictoires et pourtant aussi valables l'une que l'autre.


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Ebook Vol de nuit read Online! Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900. He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Ambérieu airfield, and it was then that he became determined to be a pilot. He kept that ambition even after moving to a school in Switzerland and while spending summer vacations at the family's château at Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens, in eastern France. (The house at Saint-Maurice appears again and again in Saint-Exupéry's writing.)

Later, in Paris, he failed the entrance exams for the French naval academy and, instead, enrolled at the prestigious art school l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1921 Saint-Exupéry began serving in the military, and was stationed in Strasbourg. There he learned to be a pilot, and his career path was forever settled.

After leaving the service, in 1923, Saint-Exupéry worked in several professions, but in 1926 he went back to flying and signed on as a pilot for Aéropostale, a private airline that flew mail from Toulouse, France, to Dakar, Senegal. In 1927 Saint-Exupéry accepted the position of airfield chief for Cape Juby, in southern Morocco, and began writing his first book, a memoir called Southern Mail, which was published in 1929. He then moved briefly to Buenos Aires to oversee the establishment of an Argentinean mail service; when he returned to Paris in 1931, he published Night Flight, which won instant success and the prestigious Prix Femina.

Always daring, Saint-Exupéry tried in 1935 to break the speed record for flying from Paris to Saigon. Unfortunately, his plane crashed in the Libyan desert, and he and his copilot had to trudge through the sand for three days to find help. In 1938 he was seriously injured in a second plane crash, this time as he tried to fly between New York City and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. The crash resulted in a long convalescence in New York.

Saint-Exupéry's next novel, Wind, Sand and Stars, was published in 1939. A great success, the book won the Académie Française's Grand Prix du Roman (Grand Prize for Novel Writing) and the National Book Award in the United States. At the beginning of the Second World War, Saint-Exupéry flew reconnaissance missions for France, but he went to New York to ask the United States for help when the Germans occupied his country. He drew on his wartime experiences to write Flight to Arras and Letter to a Hostage, both published in 1942. His classic The Little Prince appeared in 1943. Later in 1943 Saint-Exupéry rejoined his French air squadron in northern Africa. Despite being forbidden to fly (he was still suffering physically from his earlier plane crashes), Saint-Exupéry insisted on being given a mission. On July 31, 1944, he set out from Borgo, Corsica, to overfly occupied France. He never returned.



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