File 32 - A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie

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CA ON00389 C8-4-32


A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie


  • 1895 (Creation)

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35. A.l.s. from Émile Zola to Jules Claretie (1840-1913), Paris, 7 December 1895, 1 p.
Zola writes to Claretie, one of his supporters, about Zola’s candidacy at the Académie française. He thanks Claretie for his letter, but fears that he is less optimistic than Claretie about his chances for success in the upcoming election.
In all, Zola stood for election to the Académie française 19 times (from 1890 to 1898), but was never successful.
Jules Claretie (see also letter 4) was by this time a prominent theatre critic with Le Figaro and Le Temps, among other newspapers, and was also chief administrator of the Comédie-Française. He himself had been a member of the Académie française since 1888.
Published in Correspondance, vol. VIII, page 281 (letter 267).

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Box 12 Folder 216

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