HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed “Victor H” to Delphine de Girardin
S.l, Lundi [15th November 1847], 1 p. in-8

“We want to resurrect all Thursday at Cleopatra”

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HUGO, Victor (1802-1885)

Autograph letter signed “Victor H” to Delphine de Girardin
S.l, Lundi [15th November 1847], 1 p. in-8

Nice letter from the poet about the upcoming performance of Cleopatra


“Nous sortons tous de la fièvre typhoïde, d’abord mon fils, puis ma femme enfin ils sont hors d’affaire, et nous voudrons ressusciter tous jeudi à Cléopâtre.
Madame, nous demandons cette loge à grands cris et nous vous admirons de l’admiration qui adore.
Je baise vos mains.
Victor H
Lundi”


Cleopatra is a tragedy in verse by Mme de Girardin, first performed at the Théâtre-Français on November 13, 1847.

Delphine Gay (24 January 1804, Aachen – 29 June 1855, Paris) was a French writer, poet, short story writer, novelist, playwright, salonnière and journalist. She exerted a considerable personal influence in contemporary literary society and in her salon regularly frequented, among others, by Théophile Gautier, Honoré de Balzac, Alfred de Musset, Victor Hugo etc.