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5.0 out of 5 stars Related rare work
There is another lesser-known work by Consuelo de Saint-Exupery that is called "The Kingdom of the Rocks." A rare manuscript has been discovered and is now listed on eBay with item #3729050808.
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2.0 out of 5 stars True or False?
This a very interesting book. However, it's authorship is not without dispute. It is my understanding that the family of Saint Exupéry believe that Denis de Rougement is the actual writer of the manuscript. However, even if this so, it may have well been dictated by Consuelo so I don't see an easy answer to that debate. At least one finds out Madame X's identify...
Published on Aug. 7 2001 by Kathleen Drew


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5.0 out of 5 stars Related rare work, June 7 2004
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This review is from: The Tale of the Rose: The Love Story Behind The Little Prince (Paperback)
There is another lesser-known work by Consuelo de Saint-Exupery that is called "The Kingdom of the Rocks." A rare manuscript has been discovered and is now listed on eBay with item #3729050808.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the agony of Consuelo, Dec 11 2002
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Great men often leave great pain in their wake. So it seems from Consuelo de St. Exupery's writings about her relationship with her husband Antoine de St. Exupery.
The book covers the time from when the couple met in Buenos Aires and the way Antoine (or Tonio as Consuelo called him) completely took over her life until he left Consuelo in the United States to return to France in during WWII.
For those who question the authorship, this was most certainly written by a woman who lovingly supported by her husband's endeavors. Her pain can be felt through the words relating her feelings on his inattention, negligence and infidelities. The marriage endured despite situations that most independent women today would consider intolerable.
In light of the situations Consuelo experiences; she comes across as strong, intelligent, enterprising woman. She dealt with conditions during WWII in France that were common at the time, but today would leave many people unable continue with any sense of dignity.
The question arises as why Consuelo did not leave Tonio. There are some passages that allude to the possibility of ending the marriage. It seems that Tonio would show up and create a situation where she would no longer have legal grounds to divorce.
For those who love the book The Little Prince by Antoine de St. Exupery, the Tale of the Rose gives interesting insight as to why the Little Prince was having trouble with his Rose.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific!, Jan. 7 2002
"The Tale of the Rose," as the title states, is indeed a tale that many readers will read again and again.
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2.0 out of 5 stars True or False?, Aug. 7 2001
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This a very interesting book. However, it's authorship is not without dispute. It is my understanding that the family of Saint Exupéry believe that Denis de Rougement is the actual writer of the manuscript. However, even if this so, it may have well been dictated by Consuelo so I don't see an easy answer to that debate. At least one finds out Madame X's identify in the preface.
I have read "Kingdom of the Rocks" by Consuelo and cannot state that I believe the authorship to be one way or the other; although if this is Consuelo's work, very heavy editing is obvious. The Antoine de Saint Exupéry presented in this book is definitely not the one shown in any other book I have read by, or about him and until a third party arises to confirm the circumstances and authorship of this book I would say "reader beware".
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5.0 out of 5 stars must read!!, July 18 2001
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This book has fascinated me in many ways,it is interesting how devotion to ones husband is so profound and how far females have come from the mentality of "husband is always right". Consuelo, shows us how strong she was despite the racist people that were around her and the awful husband she continued to love.He was an infantile grown person that only cared about himself. People end up getting what they deserve at the end.
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