ALS in French, one page, 5 x 8.25, May 7, [circa early 1860s]. Letter written from Hauteville House, in full (translated): "Could it be, madam, that you are as pretty as your writing and as charming as your style? I throw myself at your feet." In fine condition. Hugo lived at Hauteville House in Guernsey during his exile from France, from 1856 to 1870, driven from his home by Napoleon III's coup of 1851.
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