A ROYAL TALE

What you never knew about The Little Prince

Yet another reason for writers to believe in the city as a magical golden muse, the Morgan Library and Museum presents “The Little Prince: A New York Story,” an exhibition detailing how French aristocrat Antoine de Saint-Exupéry sought refuge in New York from the Nazi collaborators of the Vichy government for two years and found the inspiration to complete his most famous work. On display are 25 manuscript pages (with cigarette burns, coffee stains, and all) and 43 of the earliest drawings for the book as well as personal letters, photographs, and artifacts. The book was published in 1943 thanks to some New York publishing connections just a year before Saint–Exupéry, also a daredevil aviator, was lost at sea on an Allied reconnaissance flight.
Mondays-Sundays, 10:30 a.m. Starts: Feb. 14. Continues through April 27, 2014

 
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