(1802-1885) French poet, playwright, novelist and essayist.
Autograph letter signed, one page, 3,75 x 5,5 inch, Hauteville House (St. Peter Port, Guernsey), 17.06.1873, in French, to Eugene Pelletan (1813-1884, French writer, journalist and politician) - Victor Hugo highly praises the book `Les uns et les autres` (1873) by his correspondent, written and signed in black ink "Victor Hugo", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Hugo seated in a chair (altogether 11,75 x 8,25 inch), with very mild signs of wear - in nearly very fine condition.
"Hauteville House - 17 Juin 1873
Cher Pelletan, c’est beau de confesser a chaque page d’ un livre la verite, le droit, l’honneur, la justice, la raison, l’avenir, l’ideal ; c’est beau d’ecrire le livre des cœurs et des esprits ; ce noble livre ; vous l’avez fait. Soyez glorifié et aimé. Tous prendront la première part en vous applaudissant, je prends la [décade ?] Je vous aime
"Hauteville House June 17, 1873
Dear Pelletan, it is beautiful to confess on each page of a book the truth, the law, the honor, the justice, the reason, the future, the ideal; it is beautiful to write the book of hearts and minds; this noble book; you did it. Be glorified and loved. All will take the first part, applauding you, I take the [decade ?]. I love you