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NYC museum presents ‘The Little Prince’ exhibit

January 6, 2014 • Entertainment


This undated photo provided by the Morgan Library and Museum shows a drawing from Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s beloved children’s tale “The Little Prince,” which is the subject of a major exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York on the 70th anniversary of the book’s publication. (AP Photo/Morgan Library and Museum, Graham S. Haber)

NEW YORK (AP) — Antoine de Saint-Exupery crafted “The Little Prince” in New York City, mentioning Rockefeller Center and Long Island in one draft of the beloved children’s tale — references he ultimately deleted.

That page is contained in the French author’s original handwritten manuscript, which is the subject of a major exhibition at the Morgan Library and Museum celebrating the book’s 1943 publication.

“The Little Prince: A New York Story,” which opens Jan. 24, features 35 of his original watercolors and 25 pages from his heavily revised 140-page text, written in Saint-Exupery’s tiny script.

Some visitors may be surprised to learn that “The Little Prince,” which has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects, was written and first published in New York.

“It’s well documented that he wrote the book here, but it’s not well Login to read more

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