Book - The Little Prince
The Little Prince
The Little Prince (French: Le Petit Prince), published in 1943, is a novella and the most famous work of French writer, poet and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. It has been translated into more than 190 languages and has sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling books ever.
An earlier memoir by the author recounted his aviation experiences in the Sahara desert. He is thought to have drawn on those same experiences for use as plot elements in The Little Prince. Saint-Exupéry's novella has been adapted to various media over the decades, including stage, screen and operatic works.
Im not convinced this is a 1943 edition but there is no other date in it and no ISBN number. The back cover states "No story is more beloved by children and grown-ups alike than this wise, enchanting fable." which if it was a first edition would not have been possible to say. On the inside cover someone has scribled 19 Aug '90 suggesting that it was around then. Its comes complete with a free blue ribbon bookmark.