Bug-Jargal

Bug-Jargal

by Victor Hugo
     
 

ISBN-10: 1589631471

ISBN-13: 9781589631472

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Press Holdings International

"Set in 1791, during the first months of a slave revolt that would eventually lead to the creation of the black republic of Haiti in 1804, Bug-Jargal is a tale of interracial friendship and rivalry, an account of the ties that bind a young Frenchman to one of the rebel leaders and the tragic misunderstandings that threaten to sever those ties completely." This…  See more details below

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"Set in 1791, during the first months of a slave revolt that would eventually lead to the creation of the black republic of Haiti in 1804, Bug-Jargal is a tale of interracial friendship and rivalry, an account of the ties that bind a young Frenchman to one of the rebel leaders and the tragic misunderstandings that threaten to sever those ties completely." This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction and a broad selection of appendices, including Hugo's never-before-translated 1820 short story "Bug-Jargal," contemporary reviews of the novel, documents pertaining to the young Hugo's poetics and politics, and selections from his source materials about the Haitian Revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589631472
Publisher:
Press Holdings International
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
156
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Victor Hugo: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

Bug-Jargal

Appendix A: “Bug-Jargal” (1820)

Appendix B: “The Saint Domingue Revolt” (1845)

Appendix C: Politics and Poetics

  1. Review of Sir Walter Scott’s Quentin Durward (1823)
  2. Preface to Nouvelles Odes (1824)

Appendix D: Contemporary Reviews

  1. From Le Globe (Journal littéraire) (1826)
  2. From Le Drapeau blanc (1826)
  3. From Le Mercure du dix-neuvième siècle (1826)
  4. From C.A. Chauvet, “Des romans de M. Victor Hugo,” Revue encyclopédique (1831)
  5. From Charles-Augustin Sainte-Beuve, “Les Romans de Victor Hugo,” Journal des débats (1832)

Appendix E: Historical and Cultural Sources

  1. From Bryan Edwards, An Historical Survey of the French Colony in the Island of St. Domingo (1797)
  2. From Pamphile de Lacroix, Mémoires pour servir à l’histoire de la Révolution de Saint-Domingue (1819)
  3. From Henri Grégoire, De la littérature des nègres (1808)

Appendix F: Literary Sources

  1. From Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Adonis, ou Le bon nègre (1798)
  2. From Jean-Baptiste Picquenard, Zoflora; or, The Generous Negro Girl (1804)

Appendix G: Map of Saint Domingue

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