France Rimbaud: Gun that wounded poet sells for over €430,000

France Rimbaud: Gun that wounded poet sells for over €430,000
 

The gun that wounded French poet Arthur Rimbaud has been sold for €434,500 (£370,000; $460,000) at an auction in the capital Paris.
It was used by Rimbaud's lover, fellow French poet Paul Verlaine, during a heated argument between the pair in Brussels on 10 July 1873.
The revolver sold for more than seven times the estimate, according to auctioneers Christie's.
It is held by some to be the most famous gun in French history.
The two men are known for having an absinthe-fuelled affair, while Verlaine was married and Rimbaud was still a teenager.
They were at a hotel in the Belgian capital... read more

 
30 November 2016 in World News, Views: 41
Source: BBC
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