BALZAC Honoré de (1799-1850)

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BALZAC Honoré de (1799-1850)

L.A.S "de Balzac", [October-December 1839], to Charles de BERNARD; 1 page petit in-4.
"I have seen with my own eyes the Holy Copy, go my child and good courage.
Clémentine has debauched me, I came, I dined with her, but without you, hang yourself, brave Bernard, for we waited until 7 o'clock.
[...] to my shame I sleep, and it is the influence of the Petites Misères de la vie conjugale that I have to write this night"... [Balzac refers to the Petites Misères de la vie conjugale published in La Caricature from September 29 to December 22, 1839 (then in January and June 8, 1840; Clémentine Simonin, known as "la Fosseuse", is the companion of Charles de Bernard, who will marry her in 1845].]
Correspondence (Bibl. de la Pléiade), t. II, p. 619 (39-252)
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