The Last Day of a Condemned Manby Christopher Moncrieff (Translator)
Hesperus Press, as suggested by their Latin motto, Et remotissima prope, is dedicated to bringing near what is far—far both in space and time. Works by illustrious authors, often unjustly neglected or simply little known in the English–speaking world, are made accessible through a completely fresh editorial approach or new translations. Through these short classic works, which feature forewords by leading contemporary authors, the modern reader will be introduced to the greatest writers of Europe and America. An elegantly designed series of exceptional books.
“Absolutely the most real and truthful of everything that Hugo wrote.” - Fyodor Dostoevsky
“Hugo . . . provides a convincing reminder of what political argument should really be about” - The Observer
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Novelist, playwright, poet, painter, human-rights activist and states-man, Victor Hugo (1802–85) was one of the most influential figures of nineteenth-century France and is still considered its greatest writer.
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