"Little Prince" discovery offers new insight into classic children's book
The two fragile handwritten sheets, brimming with original musings and even a new character, were discovered two months ago in France in private hands.
They were either omitted or modified in the published version, but the previously unknown texts may shed valuable new light on the book's real meaning.
The author, who wrote from New York during World War II, was known to be a pacifist. But Saint-Exupery expert Olivier Devers says the new material indicates it actually was "a book against war."
The draft pages, which go to auction on May 16, are estimated to fetch $52,000 - $65,000.
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