Letter addressed the year of the publication of Les Fleurs du mal signed Charles, illustrating the often difficult relationship with his mother.
... "I figured that it was a good number, close to the one you wanted and sufficient to rid your mind of all these ignoble and unbearable material details... A short time ago you paid me a very outrageous compliment. About the change in my manners towards you, which proves, though mother you know me imperfectly. The sale, your debts (momentary), your health, your isolation, everything interests me, what is great or important, what is vulgar and small, I am attached to it..."
Exceptional letter illustrating the difficult relations of Baudelaire with his mother Madame Aupick.