Hugo's Works, Volume 6

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Wildside Press LLC, Sep 1, 2007 - Fiction - 416 pages
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Volume Six of The Works of Victor Hugo features "Les Miserables: St. Denis."
  

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Contents

ST DENIS
1
Badly stitched
7
EPONINE
43
Crimes in Embryo hatched in prison
49
Marius sees an Apparition
58
Jean Valjean a National Guard
68
A Change of Bars
74
The Battle begins
84
Perfect Happiness
210
A Ttke runs in English and barks in Slang
216
Marius becomes Practical once more to the Extent
226
An old Heart and a young Heart meet
232
Chapter Page
247
THE FIFTH OF JUNE 1838
257
Opportunity to be born again
267
The Ebullitions of other days
273

The Chaingang
93
CONTENTS
104
THE END OF WHICH DOES NOT RESEMBLE
116
A Heart beneath a Stone
124
Old People are made to go out at an opportune Moment
131
Little Gavroche turns Napoleon the Great to good
139
Vicissitudes of escape
163
SLANG
177
Its Roots
185
Laughing Slang and crying Slang
194
ENCHANTMENTS AND DESOLATIONS
204
THE ATOM FRATERNIZES WITH
283
Just Indignation of a wigmaker
290
Recruits
296
Preliminary Gayeties
304
Night begins to descend on Grantaire
314
Waiting
324
Was Cabbagehead the true Name of the man
331
An Owls View of Paris
339
Chapter Page
349
RUE DE LHOMME ARME
371

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About the author (2007)

Victor Hugo, born in 1802 in Besancon, France, was one of the leading French authors of the Romantic movement. Although he originally studied law, Hugo dreamed of writing. In 1819, he founded the journal Conservateur Litteraire as an outlet for his dream and soon produced volumes of poetry, plays, and novels. Hugo's most notable works include The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables. Published in 1831, The Hunchback of Notre Dame appealed to the public's consciousness concerning society and the treatment of outcasts. It was with the publication of Les Miserables in 1862 that Hugo gained international fame. Another tale of outcasts, this story follows the life of Jean Valjean, a man imprisoned for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread. After his release from prison, Valjean is hunted by the policeman Javert. Full of intricate details, the story also describes the famous Battle of Waterloo. (Hugo's father had been an officer in Napoleon's army.) Both of these works have been adapted for the stage and screen many times. These adaptations include the Walt Disney version of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and the award-winning musical sensation Les Miserables. In addition to his literary career, Hugo also held political office. In 1841, he was elected to the Academie Francaise. After political upheaval in 1851, he was exiled and remained so until 1870. He returned to Paris in 1871 and was elected to the National Assembly, though he soon resigned. During Hugo's life, he had suffered devastating losses, including the death of his daughter in 1843, his wife in 1868, one son in 1871, and another in 1873. He lived out the rest of his life as a national hero and symbol of excellence, dying on May 22, 1888.

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