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Victor Hugo

A Biography

Author: Graham Robb

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393318999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 682

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Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement; revolutionary playwright; poet; epic novelist; author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misrables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from France; a gifted painter and architect; a visionary who conversed with Virgil, Shakespeare, and Jesus Christ; in short, a tantalizing personality who dominated and maddened his contemporaries.

The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, French

Page: 404

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The Works of Victor Hugo

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A



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Selected Poems of Victor Hugo

A Bilingual Edition

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226359816

Category: Poetry

Page: 664

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Selected from the French writer's vast collection of verse, this bilingual collection introduces readers to the breadth of Hugo's poetic vision, which covered religion, love, politics, and other incisive themes.

Victor Hugo and the Visionary Novel

Author: Victor Brombert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674935518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Analyzes the major themes and motifs in Hugo's novels, describes his poetic and moral vision, and assesses his accomplishments as a writer

Victor Hugo and His Time

Author: Alfred Barbou

Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington


Category: Authors, French

Page: 275

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Selected Poems

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136068422

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

View: 1903

This generous, varied selection of poems by one of France's best-loved and most reviled poets is presented with facing originals, detailed notes, and a lively introduction to the author's life and work. Steven Monte presents more than eighty poems in translation and in the original French, taken from the earliest poetic publications of the 1820's, through collections published during exile, to works published in the years following Hugo's death in 1883. The introduction provides helpful background information about Hugo's life and work, the selection, and what is involved in translating a poet whose effortless rhymes are central to the poetry's power. Detailed notes at the back of the volume offer information about the poems and their publishing and historical contexts. This is an ideal introduction to a poet whose work, for all its renown, remains for Anglophone readers undiscovered.

Victor Hugo in Exile

From Historical Representations to Utopian Vistas

Author: William VanderWolk

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838756287

Category: History

Page: 235

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This book, examining these two works and the nonfictional Napoleon le petit, argues that through such texts Hugo can be seen as an important historian of his time, a polemicist and prophet whose version of past events and vision of the future proved to be more lasting than those accepted during the empire."--BOOK JACKET.

The Alps and Pyrenees

Author: Victor Hugo,John Manson

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 1589632087

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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The Man Who Laughs

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: Mondial

ISBN: 9781595690135

Category: Fiction

Page: 568

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VICTOR HUGO'S long and chequered life (1802-85) was filled with experiences of the most diverse character - literature and politics, the court and the street, parliament and the theatre, labour, struggles, disappointments, exile and triumphs. --- In 1855 he began a 15-year-long exile on the island of Guernsey, where he completed, among others, his longest and most famous work, Les Miserables (1862), and also The Man Who Laughs (L'Homme qui rit; 1869), also known as "By Order of the King," a historic novel with fictional characters, set in England 1688-1705. --- .it will be seen that, here again, the story is admirably adapted to the moral. The constructive ingenuity exhibited throughout is almost morbid. Nothing could be more happily imagined. than the adventures of Gwynplaine, the itinerant mountebank, snatched suddenly out of his little way of life, and installed without preparation as one of the hereditary legislators of a great country. It is with a very bitter irony that the paper, on which all this depends, is left to float for years at the will of wind and tide. What, again, can be finer in conception than that voice from the people heard suddenly in the House of Lords, in solemn arraignment of the pleasures and privileges of its splendid occupants? The horrible laughter, stamped for ever "by order of the king" upon the face of this strange spokesman of democracy, adds yet another feature of justice to the scene; in all time, travesty has been the argument of oppression; and, in all time, the oppressed might have made this answer: "If I am vile, is it not your system that has made me so?" ---Robert Louis Stevenson"

The Novel of the Century

The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

Author: David Bellos

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374716293

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the American Library in Paris Book Award, 2017 Les Misérables is among the most popular and enduring novels ever written. Like Inspector Javert’s dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean, its appeal has never waned, but only grown broader in its one-hundred-and-fifty-year life. Whether we encounter Victor Hugo’s story on the page, onstage, or on-screen, Les Misérables continues to captivate while also, perhaps unexpectedly, speaking to contemporary concerns. In The Novel of the Century, the acclaimed scholar and translator David Bellos tells us why. This enchanting biography of a classic of world literature is written for “Les Mis” fanatics and novices alike. Casting decades of scholarship into accessible narrative form, Bellos brings to life the extraordinary story of how Victor Hugo managed to write his novel of the downtrodden despite a revolution, a coup d’état, and political exile; how he pulled off a pathbreaking deal to get it published; and how his approach to the “social question” would define his era’s moral imagination. More than an ode to Hugo’s masterpiece, The Novel of the Century also shows that what Les Misérables has to say about poverty, history, and revolution is full of meaning today.

A Guide to the Life, Times, and Works of Victor Hugo

Author: David Falkayn

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898754658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Compiled from reports published in 1881 when France held special celebrations to honor Victor Hugo on his 80th birthday. The 27th of December, 1880, was a fête day at Besançon. The houses in the picturesque old town, which dates further back than the Roman conquest, were hung with flags, and the echoes of music came back from the surrounding hills. On the banks of the river, in the streets, and in the squares, a well-dressed crowd was awaiting a ceremonial of honor. One name was upon every lip -- that name was Victor Hugo. The object in the following pages, which are dedicated to Victor Hugo and his century (for the century must ever be associated with his name), to testify our admiration for a man whose every action commands our respect; for the writer who has infused new life into the antiquated diction of our language; for the poet whose verses purify while they fascinate the soul; for the dramatist whose plays exhibit his sympathy with the unrenowned classes; for the historian who has branded with ignominy the tyranny of oppressors; for the satirist who has avenged the outrages of conscience; for the orator who had defended every noble and righteous cause; for the exile who has stood up undaunted to vindicate justice; and finally for the master-mind whose genius has shed a halo of glory over France. Victor Hugo (1802-85) was a French poet, novelist, and playwright, whose voluminous works provided the single greatest impetus to the Romantic Movement. Hugo was France's favorite son, but more than that, for years he had been her champion, her conscience and her spirit. The most abiding picture of Hugo is that of the exile: the "Guernsey Tribunal" dispensing judgement and truth across Europe, his patriarchal image enhanced by the beard he grew to protect his weak throat. It is true that he had the vices of his virtues: he was proud, egocentric, sometimes mean, and often unfaithful. But he was a great man, recognized as such and loved as such by his countrymen.

Victor Hugo in Rehearsal

Author: Tim J. Kelly

Publisher: Dramatic Publishing

ISBN: 9781583420539


Page: 21

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Napoleon the Little

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 246

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William Shakespeare

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: Dramatists, English

Page: 424

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Victor Hugo and the Romantic Drama

Author: Albert W. Halsall

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802043221

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 251

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In this book, Albert W. Halsall presents the first complete treatment in English of Hugo's plays - a history, plot summary, and detailed analysis of all the dramas, from Cromwel and Torquemada to the juvenilia and the epic melodrama Les Burgraves.

Les Miserables

Author: Victor Hugo

Publisher: N.A


Category: France

Page: 585

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Panorama of French life exhibiting the fabric of civilization in all details and containing as a major episode the great tale of Jean Valjean, reformed criminal.

Les Miserables

Easyread Large Edition

Author: Victor Hugo


ISBN: 1425049516

Category: Fiction

Page: 376

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Les Misrables is one of the best-known novels of the nineteenth century. Taking place in the years during and after the Napoleonic wars, it follows the lives of several characters, particularly the ex-convict Jean Valjean, who struggles for redemption. In this sweeping story, Hugo expounds upon history, architecture, religion, and politics. Harp...

Victor Hugo

A Realistic Biography of the Great Romantic

Author: Matthew Josephson

Publisher: Jorge Pinto Books Inc.

ISBN: 0974261572

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

View: 8459

With trenchant realism and profound understanding, Josephson presents a realistic biography of the great romantic who authored "Les Miserables" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame," among others.

Victor Hugo

His Life and Work

Author: George Barnett Smith

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, French

Page: 324

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