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The Works of Victor Hugo
This collection has the following works:
The Last Day of a Condemned Man
The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris)
Toilers of the Sea
The Man Who Laughs
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Victor Hugo, poète éternel
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Extraits poétique sur l'amour, l'enfance et la lumière, précédés de lettres à Léonie.
Nous avons voulu mettre en lumière un Victor Hugo plus... More > humain et plus aimant que l'austère figure de nos cours de collège, n'insistant que sur le sérieux d'une icône remarquable de la littérature française, et jugeant que les affaires du cœur n'ont pas leur place avec lui.
Une habitude intellectuelle d'autant plus regrettable avec le grand poète, dont la vie fut, avant tout, une expression d'amour, pour les femmes, pour les enfants, pour son pays, pour la nature, la vie, la beauté, et toute chose gracieuses et lumineuses sous le soleil, dont il se sentait héraut et serviteur.< Less
Victor Hugo bezoekt Zwolle
Victor Hugo bezoekt de Noordelijke Nederlanden in 1861, waaronder Zwolle.Een reis die onopgemerkt is gebleven in literatuur.Kort tevoren voltooide hij "Les Miserables" in Waterloo.
Victor... More > Hugo visite Les Pays Bas en 1861 apres finir "Les Miserables".
Victor Hugo visits The Netherlands in 1861 after writing "Les Miserables"< Less
Words of Wisdom: Victor Hugo
Victor Hugo is one of the most popular and best known French writers. He was a great poet, novelist, and dramatist. The Romantic Movement can't be described without mentioning Victor Hugo and his... More > contributions.
He was also a social campaigner and reformist. He zealously campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty. Most of his works present the deep study of the contemporary society.
Most of his writings are full of the precocious passion and eloquence. With his wonderful writings, he became the figurehead of the romantic literary movement. Several of his remarks and statements in his writings have become very popular quotations today.
The present book includes hundreds of such intelligent lines from Hugo's works. They are sure to enlighten and entertain the prospective readers.< Less
Greatest Works of Victor Hugo: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Les Misérables & The Man Who Laughs
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
Victor Hugo's Les Misérables - A Midwest Journal Writers' Club Selection
The story begins in 1815 in Digne, as the peasant Jean Valjean, just released from 19 years' imprisonment in the galleys—five for stealing bread for his starving sister and her family and... More > fourteen more for numerous escape attempts—is turned away by innkeepers because his yellow passport marks him as a former convict. He sleeps on the street, angry and bitter.
Digne's benevolent Bishop Myriel gives him shelter. At night, Valjean runs off with Myriel's silverware. When the police capture Valjean, Myriel pretends that he has given the silverware to Valjean. The police accept his explanation and leave. Myriel tells Valjean that his life has been spared for God, that he should use the silver to make an honest man of himself.
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Les Miserables (Illustrated)
Les Misérables (1862), one of the most well known novels of the 19th century, follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a twenty year period in the early 19th... More > century that includes the Napoleonic wars and subsequent decades. Principally focusing on the struggles of the protagonist—ex-convict Jean Valjean—to redeem himself through good works, the novel examines the impact of Valjean's actions as social commentary.< Less
Originally published in 1862, Les Miserables is a novel in five volumes that relates the experiences of Jean Valjean over the course of 15 years during his time in prison for stealing a loaf of... More > bread, his release and slow redemption. Hugo also recounts the stories of Valjean's nemesis, Javert, Fantine and her daughter Cosette as well as a host of other characters, major and minor.
By pitting a downcast set of individuals against an over-bearing state, Hugo manages to combine his Romantic viewpoint with a political perspective. Although the novel was panned by critics at the time, it proved immensely popular with readers both in France and outside it in translation. In the modern era it has spawned an extremely successful musical stage version and a recent film version that relies more on the musical than strictly on the book.< Less
Toilers of the Sea
Originally published in 1866 and dedicated to the island of Guernsey where Hugo was living in exile, this novel tells the story of Gilliat and his love for Deruchette. Though he is far beneath her... More > station, Gilliat's love doesn't falter and when Deruchette promises to marry the man who can salvage a steam engine from a wrecked ship, he leaps to the task, in the process battling a giant octopus and finding treasure.< Less
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Originally published in 1831 as Notre-Dame de Paris, The Hunchback of Notre Dame relates the story of Quasimodo, his love for the Gypsy girl Esmerelda, and the measures he takes when she is... More > threatened by the authority figure of Claude Frollo. Hugo's work has spawned many interpretations on film, television and in the theatre, and like Les Miserables, it might be considered less famous as a book than it is on the wide screen.
The novel provides an expression of Hugo's Romantic outlook that is early enough in his career not to be tainted by the political landscape but which instead makes use of established systems of authority in the Church and the Army. Clearly this is made necessary by setting the story at the end of the fifteenth century, but in doing so it shows Hugo in his earlier incarnation as the Romantic rather than the Politician.< Less