BOOKS Little Prince exhibit in NYC features original manuscript
the narrator muses about what happened to the little prince after he left Earth.
“It’s much more agonized and melancholy and reads as a wartime text,” Nelson said. “The final version is more open-ended, more mysterious, leaving it up to the reader to conclude how to feel at the end of the prince’s journey.”
The exhibition also features a silver identity bracelet that Saint-Exupery was wearing when he was killed. It is on loan from Saint-Exupery’s Paris estate.
The bracelet, never before exhibited in the U.S., “was recovered in 1998 after it was snagged in a fisherman’s net and bears the author’s name and the New York address of his American publisher” Reynal & Hitchcock, said Olivier d’Agay, the estate’s director.
The exhibition helps “reinforce the bonds of friendship between the French and the Americans through one of the most beloved books of all time,” he added.
The exhibition runs through April 27.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince original drawings are featured in a New York exhibit.
Original drawings of The Little Prince are on display, marking the book’s 70th anniversary.
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