Autograph letter signed ("G Flaubert) to "Mon cher ami," most likely the distinguished Russian author Ivan Turgenev. Gustave FLAUBERT.

Autograph letter signed ("G Flaubert) to "Mon cher ami," most likely the distinguished Russian author Ivan Turgenev.

One-page. Octavo. Croisset, Wednesday March 17, [?1869]. In black ink on blue-gray paper.

Flaubert reminds his "dear friend" of a promise to meet him in Paris the week after Easter.

With round blindstamp to upper portion "Collection [Pauline] Viardot."

Slightly worn; minor browning to edges; several very small edge tears; small ink stain to blank right margin; small ink blot to one word; autograph correction to one word; small tape repair to central fold at verso; creased at folds and slightly overall.

Flaubert (1821-1880) and Turgenev (1818-1883) were close friends. Flaubert, author of Madame Bovary, was known for his meticulous attention to style and aesthetics; Turgenev's novel, Fathers and Sons, is considered to be one of the most important works of Russian fiction.

Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), was a noted mezzo-soprano and composer with whom Turgenev fell in love in 1843. He lived in close proximity to Viardot and her family for the rest of his life, and bequeathed his papers to her upon his death. Item #23172

Price: $2,500.00  other currencies

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