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Victor Hugo


Victor Marie Hugo 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. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, and Notre-Dame de Paris(known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame).

Other novels

  1. -Notre Dame de Paris

  2. -Lucrèce Borgia

  3. -Une page d’amour

  4. -Ruy Blas

  5. -Quatre-vingt-treize

  6. -...


  1. -Les Contemplations

  2. -La légende des siècles

  3. -...


Les Misérables is a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, first published in 1862, considered by many to be a great novel of the nineteenth century. Beginning in 1815 and culminating in the 1832 June Rebellion in Paris, the novel follows the lives and interactions of several characters, focusing on the struggles of ex-convict Jean Valjean and his experience of redemption. Examining the nature of law and grace, the novel elaborates upon the history of France, the architecture and urban design of Paris, politics, moral philosophy, anti-monarchism, justice, religion, and the types and nature of romantic and familial love. Les Misérables has been popularised through numerous adaptations for the stage, television, and film, including a musical and a film version of that musical, out now. Victor Hugo was sixty when he finished Les Misérables. He considered that he could then die, having achieved his main duty.

Les Miserables was first published by A. Lacroix, Verboeckhoven & Cie, 1862.

Les Miserables

Victor Hugo