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.

More about this book

Filmmaker Charles Officer goes looking for what has made The Little Prince a book that's resonated with people for decades. Filmmakers: Istoica. 5:07
"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: it is only with the heart that we see correctly; what is most important is invisible to the eye." The Little Prince was first published in 1943. And since then, it's sold 200 million copies, in 300 languages. And we're still trying to figure out what it is: a children's fable, or philosophical tale, or even an autobiography of its author, Antoine de Saint Exupe?ry? Danny Braun of Radio-Canada presents his documentary about the enduring magic of this deceptively simple classic. 54:00
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". 20:32