Important French writer, artist, and statesman (1802–1885) best known for such canonical novels as Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris (aka The Hunchback of Notre Dame). Much of his literary output was devoted to political and social issues, and in the 1840s he became actively involved in the French government as a legislator and staunch activist on behalf of the Republican cause. In 1851 the controversy surrounding his inflammatory writings denouncing Louis-Napoléon forced him into a two-decade exile, during which his productive creative pace barely slackened. ALS in French, one page, 4.25 x 7, July 7. A untranslated letter to an unnamed gentleman. Intersecting mailing folds (vertical fold to “r” of first name), and a touch of mild soiling and handling wear, otherwise fine condition. R&R COA.
#333 - Ended May 14, 2008
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