ZOLA, Alexandrine (1839-1925)

Autograph letter signed « Alexandrine Zola » to Gabriel Thyébaut
[Paris], 8 February [18]84, 1 p. 1/2 small in-8°

« Would you like to make me the favor, to my husband and myself, to come to dinner on Thursday, February 14? »

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ZOLA, Alexandrine (1839-1925)

Autograph letter signed « Alexandrine Zola » to Gabriel Thyébaut
[Paris], 8 February [18]84, 1 p. 1/2 small in-8°

Invitation for dinner at the Zola’s house


« Cher Monsieur,
Voudriez-vous me faire l’amitié à mon mari et à moi, de venir diner le jeudi 14 février ?
Vous nous rendriez bien heureux. Un mot de réponse, je vous prie, et recevez, cher monsieur, nos bien cordiales poignées de mains.
Alexandrine Zola
»


Gabriel Thyébaut, intimate of the Zola couple:
Thyébaut met the Zola couple in the course of 1881, the writer was then in the middle of writing his novel Pot-Bouille. He became, in Zola’s own words, “the great jurisconsult and legal advisor of the Rougon-Macquart” and was an unwavering friend of the couple over the years.