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The Man who laughs [Christmas Summary Classics]
     

The Man who laughs [Christmas Summary Classics]

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by Victor Hugo
 

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The Man

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Christmas Summary Classics
This series contains summary of Classic books such as Emma, Arne, Arabian Nights, Pride and prejudice, Tower of London, Wealth of Nations etc. Each book is specially crafted after reading complete book in less than 30 pages. One who wants to get joy of book reading especially in very less time can go for it.

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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 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781494825348
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Pages:
28
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.06(d)

Meet the Author

"If a writer wrote merely for his time, I would have to break my pen and throw it away," the larger-than-life Victor Hugo once confessed. Indeed, this 19th-century French author's books — from the epic drama Les Misérables to the classic unrequited love story The Hunchback of Notre Dame — have spanned the ages, their themes of morality and redemption as applicable to our times as to his.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
February 26, 1802
Date of Death:
May 22, 1885
Place of Birth:
Besançon, France
Place of Death:
Paris, France
Education:
Pension Cordier, Paris, 1815-18

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The Man Who Laughs 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be somewhat long and tedious but nonetheless enchanting and captivating. The road Hugo takes you on is long, yet it is certainly worth the travel. The love story in this, along with the human tragedy will sweep you up and not let you go until the end. It was a very good read, and I am thirsting for more...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Although The Man Who Laughs is one of Hugo's easier novels to read, it is another shining example of his literary genius - his unique ability to portray the particulars of human nature in the most objective manner and to convey a memorable and passionate 'sense of life' represented by his characters. This novel gives new meaning to the saying 'never judge a book by its' cover.'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have read this book when I was young, around age 17, and now again at age 45, and I am still impressed by the touching story and the particular style Hugo tried to introduce with this book; the style is an expression of extreme romanticism: like thrillers in our days, he wants to surprise readers with each sentence and keep their attention up all the time, not only by the events of the book, but also by the way he describes them. I read that after he published this book he gave up this way of writing, which makes it unique in a way. --- BTW, there is also a film from 1928 made on the basis of this book, directed by Paul Leni, with Conrad Veidt as Gwynplain, Mary Philbin as Dea, Brandon Hurst as Barkilphedro, and Olga Baclanova as Duchess Josiana. --- I highly recommend this book - it's after Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame his most successful work, I think!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book touches on some very 'interesting' subjects - quite disturbing subthemes. It is too bad no one in America has heard of this unforgetable work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are sad or anything, don't read this book. It's a great story and all, but it will leave you feeling hollow and depressed.
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