A manuscript draft for classic children's book The Little Prince by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery. AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere.
By: Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
PARIS (AP).- Newly-discovered draft pages of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's "The Little Prince" — that may shed new, political insight on the classic book — have been put on display at a Paris auction house for the first time. Following their surprise discovery in private hands two months ago in France, the handwritten pages about the young, curious prince who embarks on interplanetary adventures, will be auctioned off later this month after a rare public viewing. "It's incredible. No one knew they even existed two months ago, and now someone can own them," auction specialist Benoit Puttemans said Thursday. "They're the only pages from 'The Little Prince' in the world apart from the manuscript in the New York (Morgan) library." The text comprises of near unreadable, annotated writings on two translucent ... More
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Antoine de Saint-Exupery's 'Little Prince' discovery offers new political insight
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