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#675 - Guy de Maupassant

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Scarce letter adding two short stories to his 1883 collection


French naturalist writer (1850–1893) considered the greatest French author of short stories. ALS in French, one page, 4 x 5, no date but circa April 1883. Letter to his his publisher Mr. Rouveyre. Maupassant apologizes for being unable to send the corrections of 'Les Comtes de la Becasse,' and suggests adding two new stories. In part (translated): "I cannot send to you the corrections. I need a friend to read because my eyes are sick. I send you two new stories to make the volume bigger. The right order is Saint Antoine, Walter Schnaffs." In very fine condition. The volume Maupassant writes about, Les Comtes de la Becasse [translated as Tales of the Woodcock or Tales of the Goose], was a cycle of seventeen short stories published later on in 1883. Maupassant originally intended it as fifteen stories, but needed to add the two mentioned in this letter to lengthen it to over three hundred pages as required by the publisher. A highly desirable letter concerning his work. Pre-certified PSA/DNA.

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