The personal archive of Marcel Proust is heading to auction

Bookworm1983

Bookworm1983

2016-05-03 14:34:48

Sotheby's are to offer the personal archive of Marcel Proust this month. It's value? Somewhere between $600,000 and 850,000.

The some 120 piece collection is being sold by the writer's great-grand-niece Patricia Mante-Proust and includes several original photographs with his male friends and lovers Lucien Daudet and Reynaldo Hahn as well as intimate letters and an annotated manuscript copy of “In the Shadow of Young Girls in Flower”.The collection also includes a first edition of “Swann’s Way”.

The collection will be offered at Sotheby's on the 31st of May. 




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