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The Man Who Laughs By Victor Hugo
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First published in 1869 and written whilst in exile on Guernsey, The Man Who Laughs is a novel recounting the fortunes and otherwise of Gwynplaine, first a boy and then a man with mysterious origins... More > who is so facially disfigured that he always appears to be laughing. The only person who doesn't appreciate his disfigurement is the blind girl Dea, whom Gwynplaine rescued from certain death in the novel's prologue.< Less
The Man who laughs By VICTOR HUGO
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The Man Who Laughs "The Man Who Laughs" ("L'Homme qui Rit") was called by its author "A Romance of English History," and was written during the period Hugo spent in... More > exile in Guernsey. Like "The Toilers of the Sea," its immediate predecessor, the main theme of the story is human heroism, confronted with the superhuman tyranny of blind chance. As a passionate cry on behalf of the tortured and deformed, and the despised and oppressed of the world, "The Man Who Laughs" is irresistible. Of it Hugo himself says in the preface: "The true title of this book should be 'Aristocracy'"--inasmuch as it was intended as an arraignment of the nobility for their vices, crimes, and selfishness. "The Man Who Laughs" was first published in 1869.< Less
The Man Who Laughs By LewisVictor CarrollHugo
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The Man Who Laughs By Victor Hugo
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Sold into captivity, brutally disfigured to become an object of amusement for the English nobility, the child Gwynplaine grows into manhood as a travelling entertainer, in love with the blind girl... More > Dea, who is incapable of comprehending his monstrous appearance. But his true past arises to change his life completely, and open to him a world far uglier than any mere external appearance can display. A searing indictment of social injustice, by a master novelist with few peers at rendering into fictional form political satire and moral outrage.< Less
THE MAN WHO COULDN’T LAUGH By Natalie Malter, Misha Bord, Barbara JP Ciuffa
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Moses, who we always knew as “Mischa” Bord, was born November 22, 1886 in Pohar, Russia, the twelfth child in his family (the seventh son of a seventh son) - there were three sets of... More > twins. This is a story about himself and three of his sisters. He wrote ths for a college English course.< Less
Laugh of the Trickster By Adam S. Doyle
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Every culture has their mischief maker. The one who makes a mess of the mundane, who steals fire and holds up a mirror reflecting how absurd we look. We love this wise fool for knocking over our jar... More > of expectations and for fooling us into believing the martians are coming. This is a story about a disgruntled town and a man in a mask who invigorates the myth. In form and content, this is an art book of exploration.< Less
Greatest Works of Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Les Misérables & The Man Who Laughs By Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo (1802–1885) was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, artist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. Like many young writers of his generation, Hugo was profoundly... More > influenced by Chateaubriand, the France's preeminent literary figure during the early 19th century. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels "Les Misérables" and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Meanwhile, "The Man Who Laughs" is among Hugo's most obscure works; it was adapted into a popular 1928 film, directed by Paul Leni. This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Les Misérables & The Man Who Laughs.< Less
When the Clown laughs By Joseph Traynor, Amy Wrethman
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A house thought abandoned for twenty years. A house where a depraved serial killer was tracked and killed. A house bought by the Johnson family. A young man found in the basement after all these... More > years, his face carved with a hideous grin. A man brought back into society who falls in love with the family's daughter. WHEN THE CLOWN laughs is a cross between "Beauty and the beast" and the films of Dario Argento. A love story with a tragic and deformed protagonist< Less
When the Clown laughs By Joseph Traynor, Amy Wrethman
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A house thought abandoned for twenty years. A house where a depraved serial killer was tracked and killed. A house bought by the Johnson family. A young man found in the basement after all these... More > years, his face carved with a hideous grin. A man brought back into society who falls in love with the family's daughter. WHEN THE CLOWN laughs is a cross between "Beauty and the beast" and the films of Dario Argento. A love story with a tragic and deformed protagonist< Less
When God Laughs And Other Stories By Jack London
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Named after the first story about a couple that tries in vain to uphold an intensely idealistic romance against the erosions of time and the inconstancy of human nature the collection explores themes... More > for which London became famous: the struggle for survival in the midst of hostile environments, human nature's most elemental drives, and worker abuse in industrialized society. In The Apostate, a grim story about a young man who is brutalized by the working conditions in a textile mill, yet achieves a kind of liberation in the end. London's fascination with primitive male characters is evident in Just Meat, a story of two thieves who plot each other's demise in a selfish grab for a hoard of recently stolen jewelry. Here are a marvelous selection of Jack London's short fiction, including: When God Laughs * The Apostate * A Wicked Woman * "Just Meat" Created He Them * The Chinago * Make Westing * Semper Idem * A Nose for the King The "Francis Spaight" * A Curious Fragment * A Piece of Steak< Less