Little Prince 75th Anniversary Edition

He spent his time reading
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9781328479754 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 1/14/2020
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Tuesday, January 14, 2020
I got this hardcover at Toadstool Books in its new Nashua location. It's a handsome anniversary edition, including lots of bonus material: the book's history, the author's life, and a number of appreciative notes by other authors.

I first read The Little Prince in my grandmother's house in Louisiana, a good 60 years ago - and if anything, this odd, bittersweet, sometimes disturbing fable is even better now - still made me smile, still made me cry... (Of the many screen adaptations, the most memorable for me is the 1974 live-action musical version; it does have its flaws, but Gene Wilder's poignant turn as the fox was wonderful.)

Something I didn't know when I first read the book so long ago: within a year of the publication of "The Little Prince," Saint-Exupéry's plane vanished over the Mediterranean during a reconnaissance flight. Seems appropriate, somehow, that he would just disappear...

[There's a TV Tropes page on the book and some of its adaptations, with some entertaining tidbits.]

Released 1 mo ago (5/25/2020 UTC) at Little Free Library, Hilltop Cafe in Wilton, New Hampshire USA


Guidelines for safely visiting and stocking Little Free Libraries during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the LFL site here.

I left this book in the Little Free Library outside the cafe, near a big lilac bush in full flower. Hope someone enjoys the book!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2020 Royalty challenge. ***

*** Released for the 2020 Movie challenge. ***

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