BOOKS Lit­tle Prince ex­hibit in NYC fea­tures orig­i­nal manuscript

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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.

The As­so­ci­ated Press/Files

An­toine de Saint-Ex­u­pery’s The Lit­tle Prince orig­i­nal draw­ings are fea­tured in a New York ex­hibit.

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Orig­i­nal draw­ings of The Lit­tle Prince are on dis­play, mark­ing the book’s 70th an­niver­sary.

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