My Beloved Toto: Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, 1833-1882 [NOOK Book]

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My Beloved Toto, a collection of letters written by Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, tells the story of a life and of the great love affair that shaped it. From 1833 until her death half a century later, Drouet wrote to Hugo twice daily on average, resulting in thousands of letters. The 186 translated here-most appearing in English for the first time-offer insights into nineteenth-century French culture as well as an insider's look at the character, behavior, working habits, and day-to-day life of ...
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My Beloved Toto: Letters from Juliette Drouet to Victor Hugo, 1833-1882

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Overview

My Beloved Toto, a collection of letters written by Juliette Drouet to her lover, Victor Hugo, tells the story of a life and of the great love affair that shaped it. From 1833 until her death half a century later, Drouet wrote to Hugo twice daily on average, resulting in thousands of letters. The 186 translated here-most appearing in English for the first time-offer insights into nineteenth-century French culture as well as an insider's look at the character, behavior, working habits, and day-to-day life of France's most monumental man of letters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791482711
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Victoria Tietze Larson is Professor of Classics and General Humanities at Montclair State University and the translator of My Double Life: The Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt, also published by SUNY Press.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the French Edition ix
Abbreviations xv
Introduction 1
Letters 45
1830s 45
Letters 1-40 47
Notes 71
1840s 81
Letters 41-77 83
Notes 106
1850s 117
Letters 78-130 119
Notes 152
1860s 163
Letters 131-67 165
Notes 187
1870s 197
Letters 168-82 199
Notes 206
1880s 211
Letters 183-6 213
Notes 215
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