The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo

The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo

by Victor Hugo
     
 

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THE TOILERS OF THE SEA is the story of a young fisherman from Guernsey, Gilliatt, whose poverty and social awkwardness have made him an outcast among the island community. He is deeply in love with Deruchette, the niece of a wealthy shipowner. When the shipowner's steamship is wrecked on a dangerous reef, Deruchette promises to marry whomever can salvage the…  See more details below

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THE TOILERS OF THE SEA is the story of a young fisherman from Guernsey, Gilliatt, whose poverty and social awkwardness have made him an outcast among the island community. He is deeply in love with Deruchette, the niece of a wealthy shipowner. When the shipowner's steamship is wrecked on a dangerous reef, Deruchette promises to marry whomever can salvage the valuable engine from the wreck. Gilliatt eager volunteers, hoping to win Deruchette through the great physical trials which lie ahead.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012843494
Publisher:
Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date:
07/08/2011
Series:
Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
389,692
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Victor-Marie Hugo (1802-1885) was a French poet, artist, playwright, novelist, republican, and civil rights champion. His works LES MISÉRABLES and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE-DAME are read widely throughout the world. Although for much of his life he was a Catholic and a monarchist, Hugo's views began to change after the 1848 revolutions. Later in life he was a dedicated republican and freethinker.

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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