The Memoirs of Victor Hugo: The Life of a Period

The Memoirs of Victor Hugo: The Life of a Period

by Victor Hugo
     
 

The Memoirs of Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo.

This volume of memoirs has a double character-historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before

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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo by Victor Hugo.

This volume of memoirs has a double character-historical and intimate. The life of a period, the XIX Century, is bound up in the life of a man, VICTOR HUGO. As we follow the events set forth we get the impression they made upon the mind of the extraordinary man who recounts them; and of all the personages he brings before us he himself is assuredly not the least interesting. In portraits from the brushes of Rembrandts there are always two portraits, that of the model and that of the painter.

This is not a diary of events arranged in chronological order, nor is it a continuous autobiography. It is less and it is more, or rather, it is better than these. It is a sort of haphazard chronique in which only striking incidents and occurrences are brought out, and lengthy and wearisome details are avoided. VICTOR HUGO'S long and chequered life was filled with experiences of the most diverse character-literature and politics, the court and the street, parliament and the theatre, labour, struggles, disappointments, exile and triumphs. Hence we get a series of pictures of infinite variety.

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ISBN-13:
9781499608038
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/19/2014
Pages:
254
Sales rank:
1,456,486
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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