The History of a Crime by Victor Hugo, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary

The History of a Crime by Victor Hugo, Fiction, Historical, Classics, Literary


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Though the great French novelist, poet and dramatist Victor Hugo's work has gone in and out of favor since his death in 1885, few have ever forgotten his masterpiece, Les Miserables nor that he is the author to have created the "Hunchback" of Notre Dame. The collected works of Victor Hugo encompass eighteen 1,500 page manuscripts -- almost more than any one reader could possibly encompass. Victor Hugo's life spanned the 19th century in France, from Napoleon Bonaparte to the Republics to revolution and coup 'd etat. When Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte (later to become Napoleon III) was elected President of France in 1849, Victor Hugo was originally elected a deputy to the new regime. But "le petit" Napoleon's ambitions soon led to Hugo's firm opposition. He left France for an nineteen-year exile, during which time he wrote Histoire d'un Crime, or The History of a Crime, which tells the story of Napoleon III's accession to power -- the book was first published in 1877, following Hugo's eventual return to France from his two-decade exile.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603128612
Publisher: Alan Rodgers Books LLC
Publication date: 03/01/2007
Pages: 396
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885) was a French poet, novelist and dramatist of the Romantic movement. Hugo is considered to be one of the greatest and best-known French writers. Outside of France, his most famous works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862 and The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, 1831. In France, Hugo is known primarily for his poetry collections, such as Les Contemplations (The Contemplations) and La Légende des siècles (The Legend of the Ages). Hugo was at the forefront of the romantic literary movement with his play Cromwell and drama Hernani. Many of his works have inspired music, both during his lifetime and after his death, including the musicals Notre-Dame de Paris and Les Misérables. He produced more than 4,000 drawings in his lifetime, and campaigned for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment.

Date of Birth:

February 26, 1802

Date of Death:

May 22, 1885

Place of Birth:

Besançon, France

Place of Death:

Paris, France


Pension Cordier, Paris, 1815-18

Table of Contents

The First Day--The Ambush
II.Paris sleeps--the Bell rings13
III.What had happened during the Night15
IV.Other Doings of the Night31
V.The Darkness of the Crime33
VII.No. 70, Rue Blanche39
VIII."Violation of the Chamber"46
IX.An End worse than Death56
X.The Black Door53
XI.The High Court of Justice60
II.The Mairie of the Tenth Arrondissement72
XIII.Louis Bonaparte's Side-face93
XIV.The D'Orsay Barracks95
XVI.The Episode of the Boulevard St. Martin110
XVII.The Rebound of the 24th June, 1848, on the 2d December 1851120
XVIII.The Representatives hunted down126
XIX.One Foot in the Tomb134
XX.The Burial of a Great Anniversary143
The Second Day--The Struggle
I.They come to Arrest me145
II.From the Bastille to the Rue de Cotte152
III.The St. Antoine Barricade156
IV.The Workmen's Societies ask us for the Order to fight171
V.Baudin's Corpse176
VI.The Decrees of the Representatives who remained Free181
VII.The Archbishop197
VIII.Mount Valerien203
IX.The Lightning begins to flash among the People207
X.What Fleury went to do at Mazas213
XI.The End of the Second Day219
The Third Day--The Massacre
I.Those who sleep and He who does not sleep223
II.The Proceedings of the Committee225
III.Inside the Elysee233
IV.Bonaparte's Familiar Spirits237
V.A Wavering Ally242
VI.Denis Dussoubs244
VII.Items and Interviews245
VIII.The Situation250
IX.The Porte Saint Martin256
X.My Visit to the Barricades258
XI.The Barricade of the Rue Meslay262
XII.The Barricade of the Mairie of the Fifth Arrondissement266
XIII.The Barricade of the Rue Thevenot268
XIV.Ossian and Scipio272
XV.The Question presents itself279
XVI.The Massacre284
XVII.The Appointment made with the Workmen's Societies292
XVIII.The Verification of Moral Laws297
The Fourth Day--The Victory
I.What happened during the Night--the Rue Tiquetonne301
II.What happened during the Night--the Market Quarter304
III.What happened during the Night--the Petit Carreau317
IV.What was done during the Night--the Passage du Saumon329
V.Other Deeds of Darkness336
VI.The Consultative Committee343
VII.The Other List349
VIII.David d'Angers352
IX.Our Last Meeting354
X.Duty can have two Aspects358
XI.The Combat finished, the Ordeal begins366
XII.The Exiled368
XIII.The Military Commissions and the mixed Commissions382
XIV.A Religious Incident386
XV.How they came out of Ham386
XVI.A Retrospect396
XVII.Conduct of the Left397
XVIII.A Page written at Brussels406
XIX.The Infallible Benediction410
Conclusion--The Fall
Chap. I.411
Chap. II.413
Chap. III.415
Chap. IV.417
Chap. V.418
Chap. VI.420
Chap. VII.422
Chap. VIII.425
Chap. IX.427
Chap. X.428

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