Lot 805: Dumas, Alexandre

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Lot 805: Dumas Alexandre: Fils (1824-1895) French Author And Dramatist. A.L.S., A Dumas, Four Pages, 8Vo, Paris, 8Th November 1867, To Joseph Autran, In French. Dumas Explains To His Correspondent How Much He Would Love To Be With Him In Pradines Enjoying The Sunshine, And Expects Him To Come Back Soon 'Return To Paris Soon, Bring Me Back A Broth Of Sunlight And Small Poems About The Sea…', Further Mentioning His Father And Offering His Full Support To Autran'S Candidacy To The French Academy, Stating 'I Have No Wish, Or Rather I Don'T Recognize In Me Such Desire Of Being An Academician, As My Father Didn'T Have Either. People Would Laugh At Me If So, And They Would Be Right. Now, If I Can Help You In Any Way, Tell Me. I Know Quite Closely Legouvé, Augier, Nisard, Sainte Beuve, Mérimée... I Can Help You With Approaching Some Of These Gentlemen. Just Let Me Know.' Accompanied By The Original Envelope Hand Addressed By Dumas. Vg . Joseph Autran (1813-1877) French Poet And Playwright, A Close Friend Of Alexandre Dumas. Autran Was Several Times Candidate To The French Academy, Although His Applications Failed. He Was Considered The Catholic Candidate Facing The Liberal One. Finally, In 1868, Short After The Present Letter Date, He Was Finally Appointed French "Académicien", Or "Inmortal" As Known In France. Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve (1804-1869) Literary Critic. Member Of The French Academy Since 1845. Known For His Famous Controversy With Proust Who Wrote The Famous Essays "Contre Sainte-Beuve" Developed Later In His "In Search Of Lost Time". Prosper Mérimée (1803-1870) French Dramatist And Short Story Writer. Best Known For His Work Carmen, Which Became The Basis Of Bizet'S Opera Carmen. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £100-150
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