A New York Story. An exhibition that explore the creative decisions Saint-Exupery made as he crafted his story
A New York Story. An exhibition that explore in depth the creative decisions Saint-Exupery made as he crafted his beloved story that reminds us that what matters most can only be seen with the heart. Since its publication seventy years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince has captivated millions of readers throughout the world. It may come as a surprise that this French tale of an interstellar traveler who comes to Earth in search of friendship and understanding was written and first published in New York City, during the two years the author spent here at the height of the Second World War. Focusing on the story's American origins, this exhibition features 25 of the manuscript pages -replete with crossed-out words, cigarette burns, and coffee stains- and all 43 of the earliest versions of drawings for the book. Also on view are rare printed editions from the Morgan's collection as well as personal letters, photographs, and artifacts on loan from the Saint-Exupery estate, private collections, and museums and libraries in France and the United States. The Morgan acquired in 1968 the manuscript and drawings for The Little Prince.