Le Petit Prince was born in New York.
Published in 1943, The Little Prince is one of the world's most beloved books. Author Antoine Saint-Exupery wrote and illustrated the book in New York, between Long Island and Manhattan.
"The Little Prince" tells the adventures of a boy who hails from a tiny asteroid no larger than a house. On his way to Earth, he visits other planets and meets a king, a conceited man, a drunkard, a lamplighter and a geographer. On Earth, he encounters a fox who teaches him: "What is essential is invisible to the eye." The phrase is the book's central theme and one Saint-Exupery revised 15 times, including the version "What matters cannot be seen."
“The Little Prince: A New York Story” now through April 27 at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th Street; 212-685-0008; themorgan.org
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