1933 · Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
"My dear Boyd,
"I had promised to give some unpublished excepts from my Edward VII. It isn't easy to detach sections from a historical work. However, you could take either the first chapter ("Final Days and Death of Queen Victoria" which Appleton already has in translation and could give you - or the third chapter, "Men and Parties" which contains several potraits of Englihs politicians ... a few of them might be amusing ..."
Born as Emile Herzog, Maurois changed his name, assimilated, and published his first novel in 1918. During WWII he supported the Vichy regime but was a strong opponent of Hitler, and eventually had to flee to the United States, where he taught at Princeton. He is perhaps even more widely known in Great Britain and the U.S. for his masterful biographies of Shelley and Byron, and his books on the Edward and the Edawardian Period (as discussed here) and English history. (Inventory #: 218257)