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Victor Hugo and his time

Alfred Barbou

Victor Hugo and his time

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Published by Sampson Low in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

English translation of French text.

StatementAlfred Barbou ; illustrated with 120 drawings by MM.Émile Bayard, Clerget, Fichel, Jules Garnier, Gervex, Giacomelli, CH. Gosselin, Jean-Paul Laurens, Lix, Olivier Merson, H.Meyer, Ed.Morin, Scott, Vogel, Zier, etc.; and a great number of drawings by Victor Hugo, engraved by Méaulle. ; translated from the french by Ellen E. Frewer.
ContributionsHugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
The Physical Object
Pagination398p.
Number of Pages398
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18918191M

Later two skeletons are found in Esmeralda's tomb - that of a hunchback embracing that of a woman. A man who has been condemned to death writes down his cogitations, feelings and fears while he is waiting for his execution. His burial ceremony was that of a statesman, and his funeral procession was attended by an estimated one million people. Although Napoleon III granted in an amnesty to all political exiles, Hugo did not take the bite. Hugo remained being a ladies man throughout his life.

They longed for their friends and the familiar surroundings of Paris. In he was elected at the fifth attempt to the Academie Francaise, but following the failure of his play 'Les Burgraves' inHugo turned his attention more to public and political issues, becoming a Peer of France in His political career was based on his support of Republicanism as a democratic form of government. The Hunchback of Notre Dame circulated widely, inspiring illustrations by lithographers, painters, book illustrators, and even cartoonists.

One of Hugo's daughters died at age 19 in a boating accident; another, his youngest, became mentally ill after an ill-fated love affair. Fromat least, Hugo had conceived ambitions other than the law. How can you not feel that? The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. In he suffered from a mild stroke after having an exhaustive "game" with his maid.


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Victor Hugo and his time book

Sexually he was still active and his maid, Blanche Lavin, was the constant target of his passions, but not the only one. Hugo identified Gothic architecture as the bearer of the cultural heritage of France and argued that, as such, it should be protected.

This belief was expressed in the preface to his unproduced play, Cromwell, published in October Hugo conceived of The Hunchback of Notre Dame as a story of the cathedral itself and devoted two chapters of the novel to describing it. When Louis Philippe was defeated in the Revolution ofhe allowed himself to be elected a deputy to the Assembly.

He managed to escape to Brussels, then to the island of Guernsey, where he would live with his family in exile for almost twenty years, until In he founded a review, the "Conservateur Litteraire". There is nothing more terrifying than that sort of contemplation.

It follows the lives and interactions of several French characters over a seventeen-year period in the early nineteenth century, starting in and culminating in the June Rebellion.

If you're writing a Victor Hugo essay and need some advice, post your essay question on our Facebook page where fellow bookworms are always glad to help! Louis Napoleon seized power on the night of December 2,and declared himself emperor.

Insane, you who think that I'm not you! In fact, in reference to the novel, they often referred to themselves as "Lee's Miserables.

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It illustrates some of Hugo's ideas on the social and moral issues of the time, which he felt to be important. Pantheon, Paris, France [] Personal Quotes 24 Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. God is awake. His brother Eugene, who had mental problems, was secretly in love with her and lost his mind on Hugo's wedding day.

Victor Hugo was among the most important cultural figures of his time. Social Prosperity means Man Happy, the citizen free, the Nation great. Although Napoleon III granted in an amnesty to all political exiles, Hugo did not take the bite.Victor Hugo was a French poet and novelist who, after training as a lawyer, embarked on the literary career.

He became one of the most important French Romantic poets, novelists and dramatists of his time, having assembled a massive body of work while living in Paris, Brussels and the Channel Islands.

Hugo died on May 22,in sylvaindez.com: Feb 26, Victor Hugo Green (November 9, – [) was a Harlem, New York, postal employee and civic leader. He developed and wrote what became known as The Green Book, a travel guide for African Americans in the United States.

Dec 19,  · Victor Hugo's first mature work of fiction appeared inand reflected the acute social conscience that would infuse his later work. Le Dernier jour d'un condamné (The Last Day of a Condemned Man) would have a profound influence on later writers such as Albert Camus, Charles Dickens, and Fyodor Dostoevsky.5/5.

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

He is buried in the Panthéon. His legacy has been honoured in many ways, including his portrait being placed on French franc banknotes. That probably best reflects the influence of Victor Hugo on French literature. A leading poet, novelist, essayist and dramatist of the Romantic Movement, Victor Hugo is widely considered as the greatest and best known French writers whose indomitable approach to writing made him far more superior than his.

Victor Marie Vicomte Hugo was born in Besançon, France, on February 26,to Joseph Leopold Sigisbert Hugo and Sophie Trebuchet. He and his two older brothers, Abel and Eugène, lived with their mother in Paris, France, while their father, a general and the governor of .