‘The Little Prince’ takes off | Entertainment | The USA Print


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry publishes in New York, in French and English, by the American publisher Reynal & Hitchcock ‘The Little Prince,’ a children’s fable illustrated by himself that will give him worldwide fame

Saint-Exupéry illustrated his fable with watercolors made by himself during the war

It began as a little drawing in the margin of letters to his friends and lovers, and ended up becoming a publishing phenomenon of the 20th century and a the most translated non-religious book in the world. It was born from the pen of the French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, while he was in exile in the United States after the German occupation.


The French writer and aviator Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry was the most famous employee of Latécoère and later of AeropostaleS

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With this fable he intended to transmit, in the middle of the war, a message of tolerance, peace, ecology and friendship.

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Its first edition was modest: 525 copies in English and 260 in French. Saint-Exupéry could not drink from the success of his work: he disappeared a year later during a reconnaissance operation in the Rhône. By then, The Little Prince had already taken off, and fortunately it survived him.

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