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Do you know those fiery love letters?


QUIZ - Sand and Musset, Rodin and Camille Claudel ... They have enjoyed a tasty letter-writing relationship. do you know them?



On fire.


The tone varies.

Depending on their mood, the success of their last publication, or the state of their purse.

Our writers have sometimes used their quills to the horns to write to the being they loved.

By reading them, one penetrates their intimacy.

These lines say something about their sometimes passionate character, sometimes on edge.

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Their entire life was placed in the hands of their recipient. To express it, the style varies from one author to another. Tragic:

"I await my fate from the first glance which will follow the reading of this letter."

(Lamartine to Mary Anne Birch). Grandiloquent:

"I have for you in my heart all that he found in adoration, in his sublime genius to express to the angels, but you are God for me, O dear idol adieu."

(Balzac to Madame Hanska). Poetic:

"There are only the stars of the sky which can thus constantly give their rays without diminishing their light."

(Hugo to Juliette Drouet).

The summer holidays are a good time to send letters, postcards and sweet tickets.

Le Figaro

invites you to (re) immerse yourself in the love correspondence of our greatest writers, with this short test. Will you be faultless?

Source: lefigaro

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