de Maupassant, Guy
Autograph letter signed, 1 1/4 pages, 4 x 6 inch, `GM - Rue de Montchanin` (the writer`s residence in Paris from 1884 to 1889) stationery, (Paris), in French, to an unnamed gentleman and friend - concerning a meeting, written and signed in black ink "Maupassant", attractively mounted for display with a photograph, shows Guy de Maupassant in a chest-up portrait (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with a central horizontal mailing fold and a few very mild stains - in fine to very fine condition. "Mon cher confrere, En vous invitant pour Mardi j`ai completement oublié un engagement auquel je ne puis me soustraire. Vous serait-il indifférent de remettre cela à mercredi ? (...) Si mercredi ne vous va pas prenons jeudi ? N´oubliez pas que vous prenez le train 2 h pour Poissy et que vous me demandez à l`hotel de / l`Esturgeon.Je vous serre cordialement le main. Maupassant" Translated: "My dear colleague, By inviting you for Tuesday, I completely forgot a commitment from which I cannot escape. Would it be indifferent for you putting it off until Wednesday? (...) If Wednesday doesn't suit you, let's take Thursday? Do not forget to take the train at 2 o`clock to Poissy and to you ask for me at the hotel de l`Esturgeon*. I cordially shake your hand. Maupassant" * Hotel on the banks of the Seine and place of Sunday rest of Maupassant, Flaubert and Zola.
|Profession||French writer, remembered as a master of the short story form, and as a representative of the naturalist school of writers|
|Year of birth||1850|
|year of death||1893|
|Size in inch (1 inch = 2.5 cm)||4 x 6 (altogether 11,75 x 8,25) inch|
|Condition||fine to very fine|
|Type of Autograph||letters|