Zola, Émile, French writer (1840-1902). Autograph letter signed.

Médan, 5. XI. 1880.

Small 8vo. 1 p. Together with a portrait photograph of Zola, matted together (30 x 24 cm).


To an unnamed recipient concerning a property sale: "Je vous remercie d'avoir bien voulu accepter ma proposition. Veuillez donc venir e jour qu'il vous plaira, de trois à quatre heures. Nous n'avons pas besoin de passer devant un notaire, un sous-seing suffira. Apportez votre titre de prorpiété, et nous terminerons séance tenante".

Émile Zola had bought his famous house in Mélan in 1878 from the proceeds of his first major literary success, "L'Assommoir" (1877), and immediately used it as his primary residence. The purchase hinted at in the letter was probably connected to this property. The equally successful yet even more scandalous novel "Nana" (1880) allowed Zola to enlarge his house, and he added the tower "Nana" that same year.

Traces of folds and minimally creased.

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