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The Little Prince: Sixtieth-Anniversary Gift Edition
The Little Prince: Sixtieth-Anniversary Gift Edition
by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
Edition: Hardcover

16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs down., 22 Oct 2003
This was a pricey mistake. I thought it couldn't fail to be well worth getting this as I knew The Little Prince as a priceless story. I got more and more disappointed and frustrated as I read this fancy-package anniversary edition. I found this version suprisingly bad and can't imagine why the publishers have produced it. Compared with the older version it's cold and leaden. If you know & love that other one, this one will almost certainly let you down. Just hasn't got the same joy, tension, tragedy, 'je ne sais quoi'. It's got a more matter-of-fact tone which for me became increasingly jarring; the other had a feel to it that made it more moving & endearing. Reading this translation was like discovering an imposter when I was expecting a dearest old friend


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