The Little Prince: 75th anniversary edition

A novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. This special edition of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's world-famous classic marks its 75th anniversary in print. Featuring a beautiful new cover and a special look at its history and making-including a biography of Saint-Exupéry, sketches, photos and reviews from the first edition-this new anniversary edition of The Little Prince will capture the hearts of both devoted and new readers alike. (From Raincoast Books)

From the book

Once when I was six I saw a magnificent picture in a book about the jungle, called True Stories. It showed a boa constrictor swallowing a wild beast. Here is a copy of that picture.

In the book it said: "Boa constrictors swallow their prey whole without chewing. Afterward they are no longer able to move, and they sleep during the six months of digestion."

From The Little Prince: 75th Anniversary Edition by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ©2018. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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3 years ago
Duration 5:07
Filmmaker Charles Officer goes looking for what has made The Little Prince a book that's resonated with people for decades. Filmmakers: Istoica.
Studio Saint-Ex author Ania Szado and philosopher Thomas de Koninck on the ongoing cultural fascination with Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's "Le Petit Prince".