《小王子》卷首语

请孩子们原谅我把这本书献给了一个大人。我有一条正当的理由:这个大人是我在世界上最好的朋友。我另有一条理由:这个大人什么都懂;即使儿童读物也懂。我还有第三条理由;这个大人住在法国,忍冻挨饿。他很需要有人安慰。要是这些理由还不够充分,我就把这本书献给这个大人曾经做过的孩子。每人大人都是从做孩子开始的。(然而,记得这事的又有几个呢?)因此,我把我的献词改为:

献给童年时代的莱翁·维尔特

《小王子》是法国作家安托万·德·圣·埃克苏佩里于1942年写成的著名儿童文学短篇小说。本书的主人公是来自外星球的小王子。书中以一位飞行员作为故事叙述者,讲述了小王子从自己星球出发前往地球的过程中,所经历的各种历险。作者以小王子的孩子式的眼光,透视出成人的空虚、盲目,愚妄和死板教条,用浅显天真的语言写出了人类的孤独寂寞、没有根基随风流浪的命运。同时,也表达出作者对金钱关系的批判,对真善美的讴歌。


作品名称
小王子
外文名称
Le Petit Prince
创作年代
1942年10月
文学体裁
小说
作 者
安托万·德·圣·埃克苏佩里

圣埃克苏佩里写《小王子》时,自己为小说画了插图。插画拙扑稚气,梦境迷幻。法语版《小王子》1943年在美国出版。评论界和读者对这本书感到意外。一直写飞机的圣埃克苏佩里这次写了一篇童话!童话往往是大人讲给孩子听的故事,而《小王子》是把故事讲给大人听。岁月的沉淀,让人们更读懂了《小王子》的寓意。茫茫宇宙中,现在只知道这一个星球住着人,也只有一个人类文明,人的感情也全部倾注在这个星球上。在这个孤单、桀骜不驯的地球上,人既坚强又脆弱,文明既可长存又易毁灭,这取决于人的智慧。这部充满诗情画意的小小作品又像预言似的提出,物质丰富弥补不了精神匮乏,人不能忘记精神实体。几十年后《小王子》在全世界成为大人、小孩、东方人、西方人都爱读的作品。

世上总有新鲜事,有的是你没有机会见到的,有的是你不敢想象的,关键的是有一颗好奇与探索的心。





飞行员六年前因飞机故障迫降在撒哈拉沙漠偶遇小王子。小王子,神秘而可爱,住在被称作B-612小星球,是那个小星球唯一居民。小王子离别自己的星球和所爱的玫瑰花开始了宇宙旅行,在抵达地球之前,小王子去过六个星球,他遇见了国王、爱虚荣的人、酒鬼、商人、点灯人、地理学家、蛇、三枚花瓣的沙漠花、玫瑰园、扳道工、商贩、狐狸以及我们的叙述者飞行员本人。

飞行员和小王子在沙漠中共同拥有过一段极为珍贵的友谊。当小王子离开地球时,飞行员非常悲伤。飞行员是个爱幻想的人,不习惯那些太讲究实际的大人,喜欢和孩子们相处,孩子们自然、令人愉悦。

 一Beautiful sentences:

1、And no grown-ups will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!

  但是,大人们永远也不会了解这件事有多么重要!

  2、Flowers are so inconsistent! But I was too young to know how to love her…

  花总是表里不一,而我太年轻了,不知道该怎样爱护她……

  3、You know — one loves the sunset, when one is so sad…

  你知道的—当一个人情绪低落的时候,他会格外喜欢看日落……

  4、His flower had told him that she was only one of her kind in all universe. And here were five thousand of them, all alike, in one single garden!

  他的花朵曾经告诉他,自己是宇宙间仅有的一种花;可是仅仅在这座花园里,就有五千朵和她一模一样的花!

  5、As for me, if I had fifty-three minutes to spend as I liked, I should walk at my leisure toward a spring of fresh water.

  如果是我,要是我有五十三分钟可以自由运用,那我会悠哉游哉向一道清泉走去。

  6、For she did not want him to see her crying. She was such a proud flower…

  她其实是不愿意让小王子看到自己哭泣。她曾经是多么高傲的一朵花……

  7、My flower is ephemeral, and she has only four thorns to defend herself against the world. And I have left on my planet, all alone!

  我的花生命是短暂的,她只有四根刺可以保护自己,抵御世界,我却将她独自留在我的星球上了!

  8、I thought that I was rich, with a flower that was unique in all the world; and all I had was a common rose. A common rose…

  我总以为自己很富有,拥有一朵世上独一无二的花;实际上,我所拥有的不过是一朵普通的玫瑰而已。一朵普通的玫瑰花……

  9、It has done me good, because of the color of the wheat fields. Go and look again at the roses. You will understand now that yours is unique in all the world.

  驯服对我是有好处的——因为麦田的颜色。再回头看那些玫瑰花吧!到时你就明白你的玫瑰花仍是举世无双的一朵花。

 10、It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.

  你在你的玫瑰花身上耗费的时间使得你的玫瑰花变得如此重要。

  11、To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. And I have no need of you. And you, on your part, have no need of me. To you, I am nothing more than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes. But if you tame me, then we shall need each other. To me, you will be unique in all the world. To you, I shall be unique in all the world.

  对我而言,你只是一个小男孩,和其他成千上万的小男孩没有什么不同。我不需要你。你也不需要我。对你而言,我也和其它成千上万的狐狸并没有差别。但是,假如你驯服了我,我们就彼此需要了。对我而言,你就是举世无双的;对你而言,我也是独一无二的……

  12、The wheat fields have nothing to say to me. And that is sad. But you have hair that is the color of gold. Think how wonderful that will be when you have tamed me! The grain, which is also golden, will bring me back the thought of you. And I shall love to listen to the wind in the wheat.

  麦田和我毫不相干,真令人沮丧。不过,你有金黄色的头发。想想看,如果你驯服了我,那该有多好啊!小麦也是金黄色的,那会使我想起你。我会喜欢听麦田里的风声……

  13、It is your own fault, I never wished you any sort of harm; but you wanted me to tame you… but now you are going to cry! Then it has done you no good at all!

  这是你的错,我根本无意伤害你,可是你却愿意让我驯服你……可是你现在却想哭!那驯服根本对你毫无好处!

  14、The stars are beautiful, because of a flower that cannot be seen.

  星星真美,因为有一朵看不见的花。

  15、What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well…

  沙漠之所以美丽,是因为在它的某个角落隐藏着一口井……

16、The house, the stars, the desert – what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible!  古屋、星星和沙漠——赋予它们美丽的是某种看不见的东西…… 

 17、What moves me so deeply, about this little prince who is sleeping here, is his loyalty to a flower – the image of a rose that shine through his whole being like the flame of a lamp, even when he is asleep…  这个熟睡的小王子最叫我感动的地方是,他对一朵玫瑰的感情——甚至他睡着了,那朵玫瑰花的影子,仍像灯光一样照亮他的生命…… 

 18、And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eyes.  这是我的一个秘密,再简单不过的秘密:一个人只有用心去看,才能看到真实。事情的真相只用眼睛是看不见的。 

 19、Men have forgotten this truth. But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. You are responsible for your rose…  人们早已忘记了这个道理。可是你不应将它遗忘。你必须永远对自己所驯服的东西负责。你要对你的玫瑰花负责。 

 20、Only the children know what they are looking for. They waste their time over a rag doll and it becomes very important to them; and if anybody takes it away from them, they cry…  只有小孩子知道自己在找什么。他们把时间花费在布洋娃娃身上。因此对他们而言,洋娃娃就变得很重要。一旦有人将娃娃拿走,他们就会号啕大哭……

 21、The men where you live, raise five thousand roses in the same garden – and they do not find in it what they are looking for. And yet what they are looking for could be found in one single rose, or in a little water. But eyes are blind. One must look with the heart…

  你所居住的星球上的人们,在同一座花园培育了五千朵玫瑰——却无法从中找到他们所要寻找的东西。但是,他们所寻找的,其实是可以从一朵玫瑰花或一滴水中找到的。然而眼睛往往是盲从的。人还是必须用心去看……

  22、And when your sorrow is comforted time soothes all sorrows you will be content that you have known me. You will always be my friend. You will want to laugh with me. And you will sometimes open your , so, for that pleasure… And your friends will be properly astonished to see you laughing as you look up at the sky! Then you will say to them, “Yes, the stars always make me laugh!”

  当你不再感到伤心的时候(时间会冲淡一切伤痛),你就会因认识我而感到心满意足。你是我永远的朋友。将会和我一起欢笑。为了欢乐,你会经常打开窗子……当你的朋友看到你因仰望天空而大笑时,一定会感到莫名其妙!到时候,你可以对他们说:“是的,星星总让我开心而笑!”

  23、All men have the stars, but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travelers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all these stars are silent. You – you alone – will have the stars as no one else has them…

  每一个人都有自己的星星,但其中的含意却因人而异。对旅人而言,星星是向导;对其他人而言,它们只不过是天际中闪闪发光的小东西而已;对学者而言,星星则是一门待解的难题;对我那位商人来说,它们就是财富。不过,星星本身是沉默的。你——只有你——了解这些星星与众不同的含义……

  24、In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night… You – only you – will have stars that can laugh…

  我就在繁星中的一颗上生活。我会站在其中的一颗星星上微笑。当你在夜间仰望天际时,就仿佛每一颗星星都在笑……你——只有你——才能拥有会笑的星星……

  25、If someone loves a flower, of which just one single blossom grows in all the millions and millions of stars, it is enough to make him happy just to look at the stars. He can say to himself, “Somewhere, my flower is there…” But if the sheep eats the flower, in one moment all his stars will be darkened… And you think that is not important!

  倘若一个人对一朵花情有独钟,而那花在浩瀚的星河中,是独一无二的,那么,他只要仰望繁星点点,就心满意足了。他会喃喃自语:“我的花就在星河的某个角落……”可是,这花一旦被羊吃掉了,一瞬间,所有星星都将随之黯淡无光……那你也认为这不重要吗?

  

I have always loved the desert.One sits down on a desert sand dune(沙丘), sees nothing, hears nothing.Yet through the silence something throbs(颤动), and gleams . . .“What makes the desert beautiful,” said the little prince, “is that somewhere it hides a well(井) . . .”I was astonished by a sudden understanding of that mysterious radiation of the sands.When I was a little boy I lived in an old house, and legend told us that a treasure was buried there.To be sure, no one had ever known how to find it; perhaps no one had ever even looked for it.But it cast an enchantment(魔法) over that house.My home was hiding a secret in the depths of its heart . . .“Yes,” I said to the little prince. “The house, the stars, the desert—what gives them their beauty is something that is invisible!”“I am glad,” he said, “that you agree with my fox.”As the little prince dropped off(打瞌睡) to sleep, I took him in my arms and set out walking once more.I felt deeply moved, and stirred.It seemed to me that I was carrying a very fragile treasure.It seemed to me, even, that there was nothing more fragile on all Earth.In the moonlight I looked at his pale forehead, his closed eyes, his locks of(一缕缕) hair that trembled in the wind,and I said to myself: “What I see here is nothing but a shell. What is most important is invisible . . .”As his lips opened slightly with the suspicion of(一丝) a half-smile, I said to myself, again:“What moves me so deeply, about this little prince who is sleeping here, is his loyalty to a flower—the image of a rose that shines through his whole being like the flame of a lamp, even when he is asleep . . .”And I felt him to be more fragile still. I felt the need of protecting him, as if he himself were a flame that might be extinguished by a little puff of wind . . .And, as I walked on so, I found the well(井), at daybreak(黎明).*

  我一直很喜欢沙漠。坐在一个沙丘上,什么也看不见、听不见。 但是,却有一种说不出的东西在默默地放着光芒……

“使沙漠更加美丽的,就是在某个角落里,藏着一口井……”

我很惊讶,突然明白了为什么沙漠放着光芒。当我还是一个小孩子的时候, 我住在一座古老的房子里,而且传说,这个房子里埋藏着一个宝贝。当然,从来 没有任何人能发现这个宝贝,可能,甚至也没有人去寻找过。但是,这个宝贝使 整个房子着了魔似的。我家的房子在它的心灵深处隐藏着一个秘密……

我对小王子说道:“是的,无论是房子,星星,或是沙漠,使它们美丽的东 西是看不见的!”

“我真高兴,你和我的狐狸的看法一样。”小王子说。

小王子睡觉了,我就把他抱在怀里,又重新上路了。我很激动。就好象抱着 一个脆弱的宝贝。就好象在地球上没有比这更脆弱的了。我借着月光看着这惨白 的面额,这双紧闭的眼睛,这随风飘动的绺绺头发,这时我对自己说道:“我所 看到的仅仅是外表。最重要的是看不见的……”

由于看到他稍稍张开的嘴唇露出一丝微笑,我又自言自语地说:“在这个熟 睡了的小王子身上,使我非常感动的,是他对他那朵花的忠诚,是在他心中闪烁 的那朵玫瑰花的形象。这朵玫瑰花,即使在小王子睡着了的时候,也象一盏灯的 火焰一样在他身上闪耀着光辉……”这时,我就感觉到他更加脆弱。应该保护灯焰: 一阵风就可能把它吹灭……

于是,就这样走着,我在黎明时发现了水井。

* * *


And now six years have already gone by . . .


I have never yet told this story.


The companions who met me on my return were well content to see me alive.


I was sad, but I told them: “I am tired.”


Now my sorrow is comforted a little.


That is to say—not entirely.


But I know that he did go back to his planet, because I did not find his body at daybreak(黎明). It was not such a heavy body . . . and at night I love to listen to the stars. It is like five hundred million little bells . . .



But there is one extraordinary thing . . . when I drew the muzzle(口套) for the little prince, I forgot to add the leather strap to it.


He will never have been able to fasten it on his sheep.


So now I keep wondering: what is happening on his planet?


Perhaps the sheep has eaten the flower . . .


At one time I say to myself: “Surely not! The little prince shuts his flower under her glass globe every night, and he watches over(照看) his sheep very carefully . . .”


Then I am happy.


And there is sweetness in the laughter of all the stars.


But at another time I say to myself: “At some moment or other one is absent-minded, and that is enough!


On some one evening he forgot the glass globe, or the sheep got out, without making any noise, in the night . . .”


And then the little bells are changed to tears . . .


Here, then, is a great mystery.


For you who also love the little prince, and for me, nothing in the universe can be the same if somewhere,


we do not know where, a sheep that we never saw has—yes or no?—eaten a rose . . .


Look up at the sky.


Ask yourselves: is it yes or no? Has the sheep eaten the flower? And you will see how everything changes . . .


And no grown-up(成年人) will ever understand that this is a matter of so much importance!


This is, to me, the loveliest and saddest landscape in the world.


It is the same as that on the preceding page, but I have drawn it again to impress it on your memory.


It is here that the little prince appeared on Earth, and disappeared.


Look at it carefully so that you will be sure to recognize it in case you travel someday to the African desert.


And, if you should come upon this spot, please do not hurry on.


Wait for a time, exactly under the star.


Then, if a little man appears who laughs, who has golden hair, and who refuses to answer questions, you will know who he is.


If this should happen, please comfort me.


Send me word that he has come back.



到现在,一点不错,已经有六年了……我还从未讲过这个故事。同伴们重新见 到了我,都为能看见我活着回来而高兴。我却很悲伤。我告诉他们:“这是因为 疲劳的缘故……”

现在,我稍微得到了些安慰。就是说……还没有完全平静下来。可我知道他已 经回到了他的星球上。因为那天黎明,我没有再见到他的身躯。他的身躯并不那 么重……从此,我就喜欢在夜间倾听着星星,好象是倾听着五亿个铃铛……
可是,现在却又发生了不寻常的事。我给小王子画的羊嘴套上,忘了画皮带! 他再也不可能把它套在羊嘴上。于是,我思忖着:“他的星球上发生了什么事呢? 大概小羊把花吃掉了吧……”
有时我又对自己说,“绝对不会的!小王子每天夜里都用玻璃罩子罩住他的 花,而且他会把羊看管好的……”想到这里,我就非常高兴。这时,所有的星星都 在柔情地轻声笑着。
忽而我又对自己说:“人们有时总免不了会疏忽的,那就够戗!某一天晚上 他忘了玻璃罩子,或者小羊夜里不声不响地跑出来……”想到这里,小铃铛都变成 泪珠了!
这真是一个很大的奥秘。对你们这些喜欢小王子的人来说,就象对于我来说 一样,无论什么地方,凡是某处,如果一只羊(尽管我们并不认识它),吃了一 朵玫瑰花,或是没有吃掉一朵玫瑰花,那么宇宙的面貌就全然不同。
你们望着天空。你们想一想:羊究竟是吃了还是没有吃掉花?那么你们就会 看到一切都变了样……
任何一个大人将永远不会明白这个问题竟如此重要!


  在我看来,这是世界上最美、也最凄凉的景色。上一页跟它前一页的景色是一样的。我再画上一遍,是为了引起你们注意。这里,就是小王子在地球上出现,然后又消失的地方。有一天,你们若去非洲沙漠旅行,请仔细认一认这个景色,免得当面错过了。你们若有机会经过那里,我请求你们,不要匆匆离去,在这颗星下守候片刻。倘若有个孩子走到你们跟前,倘若他在笑,有一头金发,不回答人家提出的问题,你们就可清到他是谁了。那时,劳驾你们!不要让我老是这么忧伤,赶快写信告诉我;他回来了……


《小王子》作者圣埃克苏佩里

圣埃克苏佩里有两个双重身份:飞行员与作家。这两个生涯在他是相辅相成、相映生辉。从《南方邮件》到《小王子》的十六年间,仅出版了六部作品,都以飞机为工具,从宇宙的高度,观察世界,探索人生。

  书友的读后感😊👍

我认为如果能看懂少年派奇幻漂流,一定能看懂小王子。作者沙漠坠机第一天遇到小王子,作者修好飞机要离开沙漠时,小王子也消失了。小王子和作者出现交集都是在沙漠求生期间,开始几天作者体力尚佳,小王子也很健谈…和作者去找水时,作者很虚弱,小王子也很虚弱。找到水,作者觉得神清气爽,小王子也开心喝了水(作者有提到他只需要晒太阳,这和少年派开始时老虎很强壮,后来老虎离开时很瘦弱一样的道理,影射的都是作者当时的状态)。小王子在沙漠中一直和作者很同步…其实小王子就是记忆中童年的作者,当他在沙漠坠机,期望越来越接近,很害怕很无助,内心出现了童年的作者和自己对话;那些各个星球的人,都是作者童年的思考,也可能是这些年自己遇到的各色人等;玫瑰可能是作者青涩的恋爱;狐狸是曾经很要好又离作者而去的朋友;蛇是作者长大期间渐渐意识到大人的世界有各种负面事物(蛊惑、恶毒、欺诈等)。后来作者离开沙漠,童年的作者消失了(小王子说自己来地球一年了,可以理解为作者近一年开始思考人生,回忆小时候)。但当他想起这段经历(看星星),都依然心存感动。如果你在沙漠中遇到小王子(如果你也找回童年的自己,纯真、简单、充满幻想),记得写信告诉我(记得分享这段经历…因为我们是多么相似)。

  书友读后感😊👍

关于小王子挪动椅子看日落,可以理解为作者开着飞机,一天看几十次日落…关于小王子每天仔细检查星球是否有猴面包树的树苗,不及时拔除可能会使整个星球爆炸,其实是作者要经常检修他的飞机,哪怕一个小螺丝的小问题不及时发现,飞机就在空中爆炸了(星球爆炸起来是不是挺像飞机爆炸的)……关于小王子生活的星球不比他大多少,其实是指作者开的飞机不比作者大多少(不是现在的客机,那时的侦察机真的很小),作者认为飞机是他专属的小星球……为什么小星球上会有椅子、火山、玻璃罩、屏风等这些,其实都可以对应飞机上的东西(引擎、前面风挡之类的,叫不出名字)……关于小王子是否又遇见了他的玫瑰,套用一句歌词:时光一去不复返,往事只能回味…

小王子的故事讲述的就是我们的一生,我们在不断遇见和失去中成长。

我们会遇到玫瑰花一样的爱人,也会遇到狐狸一样的朋友,更会遇到像蛇一样的未知的危险,不过时过境迁,一切都很美妙,最后小王子也离我们而去,我想可能是纯真离我们而去,我们终究会长大,变成小时候思维中的大人……

拙朴稚气,梦境迷幻的作者自画插图

  电影 小王子 插曲

《Somewhere Only We Know》 -Lily Allen

I walked across an empty land

我走过一片空旷的土地,

I knew the pathway like the back of my hand

我对这条小路了若指掌。

I felt the earth beneath my feet

感觉着我脚下的土地 ,

Sat by the river and it made me complete

坐在河边使我感到完整

Oh simple thing where have you gone

简单的一切,你去哪里了?

I'm getting tire and I need someone to rely on

我变老了,需要有所依靠。

I came across a fallen tree

我无意中发现一颗枯萎的树,

I felt the branches of it looking at me

感觉到树枝在看着我。

Is this the place we used to love?

这是我们曾经爱过的那个地方吗?

Is this the place that I've been dreaming of?

这是我一直梦着的地方吗?

Oh simple thing where have you gone

哦,简单的一切,你去哪里了?

I'm getting old and I need something to rely on

我变老了,需要有所依靠。

And if you have a minute why don't we go

如果你有一点时间为什么我们不离开?

Talk about it somewhere only we know?

说说只有我们知道的地方

This could be the end of everything

这将是一切的结束

So why don't we go

那么我们为什么不去,

Somewhere only we know?

一个只有我们知道的地方?

Somewhere only we know?

一个只有我们知道的地方?

Oh simple thing, where have you gone?

哦,简单的一切,你去哪里了?

I'm getting old and I need someone to rely on

我变老了,需要有所依靠

So tell me when you're gonna let me in

所以告诉我你什么时候才能接受我

I'm getting tired and I need somewhere to begin

我累了,需要开始的地方

and if you have a minute why don't we go

如果你一点时间为什么我们不离开?

Talk about it somewhere only we know?

说说只有我们知道的地方

This could be the end of everything

这是一切的结束

So why don't we go

那么我们为什么不去,

Somewhere only we know

一个只有我们知道的地方

Somewhere only we know

一个只有我们知道的地方



  书友到了小王子的故乡,发回了图片。

作者像

作者在撒哈拉沙漠

作者和妻子

Moon River

Moon river, wider than a mile

I'm crossing you in style some day

Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker

Wherever you're goin', I'm goin' your way

Two drifters, off to see the world

There's such a lot of world to see

We're after the same rainbow's end, waitin' 'round the bend

My huckleberry friend, Moon River, and me


月亮河,宽不过一英里。

总有一天我桧优雅地遇见你。

织梦的人啊,那伤心的人。

无论你将去何方,我都会追随着你。

两个流浪的人想去看看这世界。

有如此广阔的世界让我们欣赏。

我们跟随同一道彩虹的末端。

在那弧线上彼此等候。

我那可爱的老朋友。

还有月亮河和我