The book, voted in 1999 among the first five most important books of the 20th century by "Le Monde", has been published in over 250 languages and dialects and it is also available as an audiobook, graphic novel and in Braille.
It would be easy to check eBay etc. in order to find all the languages at once and to buy them in two or three "shopping rushes".
It is of course way more exciting to look for the book in shops and flea markets, to check in new places if I am on holiday somewhere, to ask friends and colleagues to bring back a copy of the book for me if they are planning to visit an exotic location, to find an old copy thanks to Serendipity or to get a used one from someone I met.
It is something very different and more personal, for me, and I love to wait for it and I also love to not know how I am going to find the next piece of my "treasure". It is already waiting for me, somewhere...
So, thanks, thanks and thanks to Adiacente, Adrià, Alessandra, Andrea, Angela, Benoît, Chiara, Claire, Claudio, Cristina, Danila, Dima, Dirk, Egon, Ellen, Fra, Giacomo, Giorgio, Giuliano, Inma, Jacopo, Jari, Julia, Luca, Maddy, Maria, Marilena, Marisa, Oleksandra, Roman, Rossana, Sonia, Stefan, Stephan, Tina, Verena, Vittorio, Wolmar and Yitian! Thanks for your help!
Next week I will publish two posts: in the first one, you will find all my 'Little Princes', in the second one you will find all the languages I don't have (yet!). Stay tuned!
Tags: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Le petit Prince, The Little Prince, Literature, Book collection, Collecting
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