VICTOR HUGO

He never went out without a book under his arm, and he often came back with two.

– Victor Hugo

 

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From Wikipedia

Born Victor Marie Hugo
26 February 1802
Besançon, France
Died 22 May 1885 (aged 83)
Paris, France
Occupation Poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner[citation needed]
Nationality French
Literary movement Romanticism

Victor Marie Hugo (French pronunciation: ​[viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo]; was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. He is considered one of the most well-known French Romantic writers. In France, Hugo’s literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements.

Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo’s views changed as the decades passed;[1] he became a passionate supporter of republicanism, and his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and artistic trends of his time. He was buried in the Panthéon.

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7 thoughts on “VICTOR HUGO

  1. ‘February 26, 1802: Romantic French writer Victor Hugo was born 211 years ago today. Les Miserables, his epic novel of love and noble sacrifice, remains incredibly popular.’

  2. I read the Les Mis., great book. Thank you for the post!

  3. yep the book’s thousand times better than the movie. If everybody reads the book taking some of the heroine’s foot step, the world would be a much much better world. Think his “Red and Black” and “Red and White?” are well known too.

  4. I loved the “Les Mis” stage musicals and loved the acting (and some of the singing) in the recently made movie.
    Russ

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