Les Soirées de Médan. by ZOLA, Émile. Guy de MAUPASSANT.…

Les Soirées de Médan. by ZOLA, Émile. Guy de MAUPASSANT. J.-K. HUYSMANS, Henry CÉARD, Léon HENNIQUE, Paul ALEXIS.

~ Les Soirées de Médan. Paris: Fasquelle, 1930.

16mo (194 × 150 mm), pp. [6], 340, [4], plus 2 frontispieces and 7 plates. Uncut and partially unopened in original wrappers. Presentation inscription.

A fiftieth anniversary edition, large paper copy (first published 1880). This copy printed on Alfa Vergé Chesterfield for the French novelist Lucien Descaves. A collection of six short stories, each concerning the Franco-Prussian war, by six different writers associated with Naturalism. The most prominent story within the book being Boule de Suif, which immediately launched the career of Maupassant.

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