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Victor Hugo
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes... show more
Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the acclaimed novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of the death penalty.

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism. His work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon. His legacy has been honored in many ways, including his portrait being placed on francs.
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Birth date: 1802-02-26
Died: 1885-05-22
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Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it 3 weeks ago
Never. Again. 9 months of audiobooking on and off, and it's finally done. Another book off my bucket list.
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it 3 years ago
Different from what I expected.
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it 3 years ago
by Victor Hugo This Classic was originally written in French and I've found that the translation does make a difference. I have a paperback copy from Penguin, translated by John Sturrock and my first impression was that the writing was very poetic, but I got the free Kindle version from Gutenberg ...
Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 3 years ago
Victor! Già nel titolo c'è tutta la tua grandezza: quella pluralità che rende epica l'opera, perché l'epica non dev’essere confinata alla guerra; il lavoro può essere epico, e tu lo spieghi con forza, poesia, spessore e intensità tali da togliere il respiro. Dall’isola di Guernesey, tua terra d’esil...
Haidji - Books...and...Books!
Haidji - Books...and...Books! rated it 4 years ago
Les MIserables. This book is a masterpiece.It is an incredible story of temptations, redemptions, evil, love; it describes how miserablelife in that era of France was for the common people. A story about real life, with fictional characters creating real people, and the social perspective is as ...
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