DAUDET (Alphonse, 1840-1897, French novelist and playwright)

Autograph letter signed and subscribed to 'Dear Monsieur and Friend', in French with translation, saying he has decided, "although not very strong or in good health, to go and spend a few days in London ... Would it be possible to obtain, for me and my family, a customs clearance which would avoid the worry and waiting about that walking cases of nerves find so tiresome?", and hoping that, if he is "speaking out of place", he will "take it with a good grace and the kind feeling you have always shown me", 1 side visiting card 2½" x 4", 31 Rue de Bellechasse (Paris VII), date in another (apparently English) hand 30th April light remains of laying down on verso

Daudet's illness began in 1884, but he kept on writing novels and stories (such as 'Tartarin in the Alps' when his doctors sent him to Switzerland), and adapting his books for the stage.

Item Date:  1895

Stock No:  19709      £150

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