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The Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum
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Since its publication 70 years ago, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Le Petit 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 at the Morgan Library and Museum features manuscript pages and drawings for the book. Also on view are personal letters, photographs, and artifacts on loan from the Saint-Exupéry estate, private collections, and museums and libraries in France and the United States.