Alfred de Musset. 1810-1857. [&] Victor Hugo. 1802.
Imp. Lemercier. [n.d. c.1850.]
Engraving, cut at top. 223 x 319mm (8¾ x 12½").
Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (1810-1857), the French dramatist, poet and novelist. The tale of his celebrated love affair with George Sand, which lasted from 1833 to 1835, is told from his point of view in his autobiographical novel, 'La Confession d'un Enfant du Siecle'. He is also believed to be the author of Gamiani, or Two Nights of Excess (1833), a lesbian erotic novel, also believed to be modelled on George Sand. Victor Hugo (1802-1855), the famed French poet, novelist and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Musset's French Romanticism was not appreciated by Hugo, and the feeling was mutual on Musset's part. It is said that Musset's rivalry was seen as the natural revolt of the youngest of the Romantics against the leader of the tribe.
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