Autographed Signed Letter (ASL) of Victorien Sardou in French
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VERY PERSONAL LETTER ABOUT THE ILLNESS ON HIS FIRST WIFE
Autograph letter signed. One page, 8vo. No date, circa 1867 on his personal letterhead (blind embossed VS and Marly de Roi where he lived - same place as Alexandre Dumas.)
The letter reads; I thank you very much my dear neighbour, I am going to take advantage of your advice. I have not answered earlier because Madame Sardou is quite unwell and for 48 hours, I have not had time to think of anything other than her illness. Please accept, my dear neighbour, for both you and Madame de Breval, my most attentive regards, (signed) Victorien Sardou.
Sardou married his benefactress, Mlle Helene de Brécourt, in 1858 but eight years later (1866) he became a widower.
Victorien Sardou was a French dramatist. He is best remembered today for his development, along with Eugène Scribe, of the well-made play. He also wrote several plays that were made into popular 19th-century operas such as La Tosca (1887) on which Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca (1900) is based, and Fedora by Umberto Giordano, a work that popularized the fedora hat as well.