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it simply means "a find!" (by implication, "a nice find!" or "what a find!") i's that simple. Yes, it's a typo. it's just "A trouvaille, mon cher" BTW that word is pronounced like "troo-vie" (rhymes with "eye")


Let us see a bit more context. This is a line in a dialogue between two characters in the novel. Other editions spell it differently (I'm only reproducing the relevant excerpt): — What an amazing model! — An amazing model? I should think so! Such beggars as he are not to be met with every day. A trouvaille, mon cher; a living Velazquez! The French ...

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