Victor Hugo: A Biography

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 682 pages
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Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement; revolutionary playwright; poet; epic novelist; author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misrables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from France; a gifted painter and architect; a visionary who conversed with Virgil, Shakespeare, and Jesus Christ; in short, a tantalizing personality who dominated and maddened his contemporaries.
 

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The man who penned the epic Les Miserables (not to mention numerous other novels, plays, prose pieces, and poems) and served as an important and revolutionary voice in 19th-century France is perfectly ... Read full review

Contents

A SABRE IN THE NIGHT 18021803
3
SECRETS 18041810
17
THE DISASTERS OF WAR 18111815
31
METROMANIA 18151818
48
PASSION 18181820
68
THE DEMON DWARF 18211824
87
TRAITORS 18241827
107
CRIMINAL CONVERSATION 18431848
241
Hu Go 18551861
342
BECAUSE 18711873
472
A MAN WHO THINKS OF SOMETHING ELSE
491
GOD 1885
525
EPILOGUE HUGO AFTER HUGO
533
PRINCIPAL PUBLISHED WORKS
550
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
621
INDEX OF WORKS
677

MOUNT SINAI AND A PILE OF RUBBISH 18481851
273

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About the author (1999)

Graham Robb's two previous books, "Victor Hugo" & "Balzac," were "New York Times" Notable Books. He lives in Oxford, England.

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