FEYDEAU, Ernest. 14271



Autograph Note Signed ‘E.Feydeau’, thanking his correspondent for her kind words, suggesting a time for meeting. In French. 1 page 5 x 4 inches, traces of mounting on verso. Undated. Ernest-Aimé Feydeau (1821 – 1873), French writer and the father of the comic playwright Georges Feydeau. He gained a great success with his novel Fanny (1858), a success due chiefly to the cleverness with which it depicted and excused the corrupt manners of a certain portion of French society. Besides his novels Feydeau wrote several plays, and he is also the author of Histoire générale des usages funèbres et des sépultures des peuples anciens (3 vols., 1857-1861); Le Secret du bonheur (sketches of Algerian life) (2 vols., 1864); and L’Allemagne en 1871 (1872), a clever caricature of German life and manners.