Victor Hugo / Signed Autograph Letter / Exil / Coup D'état 1851 / Napoleon III
Autograph letter signed victor h to josephine trebuchet bruxelles, December 19, , 1 page in-8 on double sheet traces of folds due to original shipment. Vibrant and precious letter of victor hugo written in the early hours of his exile from Brussels, 17 days after the coup d'état of napoleon iii. My wife tells me all your lovely kindnesses, dear cousin, how to thank you. I don't have a long arm anymore, otherwise I'll kiss you with bets. Tell my dear and good cousin that my heart is full of him. I fought for the right, for the true, for the just, for the people, for france, for crime in all its forms, from betrayal to latrocity. We have succumbed, but valiantly and proudly, and the future is ours. I'm fucking your hands, cousin. Kiss my dear daughter for me. As soon as the coup d'état of 2 December 1851 by napoleon iii, victor Hugo was sought for his opposition to the emperor and for having tried, in vain, to disrupt the resistance by raising the Parisian popular masses. 25,000 francs of reward are promised to whom will capture him. On 11 December, Hugo, with a false passport, left bets towards bruxelles by the 8pm train; under the name of lanvin's jacques-firmin. On the same day as our letter, on December 19, Hugo wrote to paul meurice: if we could colonize a small piece of free land! Lexil wouldn't be lexil anymore. I'm having this dream.
This small corner of free land will first be the Anglo-Norman jersey island, then that of guernessey or it settles in 1855. Lexil Hugolian will stay for almost 20 years. At the capitulation of napoleon iii following the fiery failure of the French army in sedan on 1 September 1870, victor hugo returned in france on the 5th of the same month and pronounced these words that will remain in history: citizen, I had said: the day when the republic will return, I will return.
Saving bets is more than saving france, it's saving the world. Paris is the very centre of humanity. Paris is the sacred city. Who attacks bets mass attacks the whole human race.
Let us all stand around the republic in front of the invasion and be brothers. It is through fraternity that freedom is saved. The item "victor hugo / autograph letter signed / exile / coup d'etat 1851 / napoleon iii" has been on sale since Monday, July 20, 2020. It is in the category "collections\letters, old papers\autographs\others".
The seller is "laurent-autographs" and is located at/in versailles. This item can be delivered anywhere in the world.
Period: xixe century
- theme: history, politics
- number of pages: 1