de Maupassant, Guy

SKU: 6030980

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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.

"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.

* Hotel on the banks of the Seine and place of Sunday rest of Maupassant, Flaubert and Zola.

Further Information on the person

(1850 - 1893) 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

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