La Presse a long list of titled persons reported to have attended a soirée, and planning to make Roche learn 'le catechisme mondain' of Montesquiou, that only seven or eight families count; he is quite unable to reply to Madame de Benardaky, ending the letter with a page of love-sick nonsense, 11¼ pages, 8vo (a few ink blots, slight smudges at signature)." /> PROUST, Marcel. Unpublished autograph letter signed to Lucien Daudet ('Rat chéri'), <I>n.p. [Paris], n.d. [1898?]</I>, describing himself as bereaved [by Lucien's absence, at Pray], and 'renfermé dans mon veuvage dans ma chambre', seeing no one, and afflicted with asthma; he has received an invitation from 'Madame "de" Benardaky', and criticises her spelling of her name, further elaborating on the use of the particle 'de' and of titles, recalling the comments of Roche [the coachman], quoting from <I>La Presse</I> a long list of titled persons reported to have attended a soirée, and planning to make Roche learn 'le catechisme mondain' of Montesquiou, that only seven or eight families count; he is quite unable to reply to Madame de Benardaky, ending the letter with a page of love-sick nonsense, <I>11¼ pages, 8vo</I> (a few ink blots, slight smudges at signature). | Christie's