The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

by Victor Hugo
     
 

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This book contains an intimate biography of seminal French writer Victor Hugo. It delves deep into his long and chequered life, one which was filled with the court and the street, parliament and the theatre, labour, struggles, disappointments, exile, and triumphs. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Hugo's work, and it would make for a worthy addition to any

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This book contains an intimate biography of seminal French writer Victor Hugo. It delves deep into his long and chequered life, one which was filled with the court and the street, parliament and the theatre, labour, struggles, disappointments, exile, and triumphs. This volume is highly recommended for fans of Hugo's work, and it would make for a worthy addition to any bookshelf. Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet belonging to the Romantic movement. He is widely hailed as one of the most accomplished and well-known French writers, originally achieving renown for his poetical endeavours-the most notable of which are the volumes "Les Contemplations" and "La Légende des siècles". Outside of his native country, Hugo's best-known works are his novels: "Les Misérables" (1862) and "Notre-Dame de Paris" (1831), commonly known as "The Hunchback of Notre-Dame". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940000728451
Publisher:
B&R Samizdat Express
Publication date:
01/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
254 KB

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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