A mysterious typescript of The Little Prince rediscovered…

The story takes place in the town of Crest, in the Drôme. Antiquarian Martial Duvert has in his possession a typescript of The Little Prince, written in Kabyle and also containing the drawings of the Little Prince. What makes the book so valuable is that it was produced by Saint-Exupéry himself. The origin of this priceless work can be traced back to La Bourride, a restaurant in Marseilles often frequented by Saint-Exupéry.

 

There are 150 copies of The Little Prince in Kabyle, circulated in 1950 as a tribute to Franco-Kabyle friendship. It was only when comparing his typescript to a copy of one of these that Martial Duvert realised that his copy dated from before 1950.