Addressed envelope, 4,5 x 2,75 inch, (Villennes-sur-Seine), addressed to Paul Bourget (1852-1935, French novelist and critic - he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature five times) in black ink "Monsieur Paul Bourget - 20 Barbey de Jouy - Paris", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph, shows Emile Zola in a chest-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with signs of wear to the edges - in nearly fine condition.
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(1840-1902) French novelist, journalist, playwright, the best-known practitioner of the literary school of naturalism, and an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in his renowned newspaper opinion headlined `J'Accuse…! ` Zola was nominated for the first and second Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901 and 1902.
Year of Birth: 1840
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