Complete works of Victor Hugo
Comments by: Anthony Martinez
Victor Hugo, in full Victor-Marie Hugo, (born February 26, 1802, Besançon, France—died May 22, 1885, Paris), poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Misérables (1862).
Victor was the third son of Joseph-Léopold-Sigisbert Hugo, a major and, later, general in Napoleon’s army. His childhood was coloured by his father’s constant traveling with the imperial army and by the disagreements that soon alienated his parents from one another.
The fall of the empire gave him, from 1815 to 1818, a time of uninterrupted study at the Pension Cordier and the Lycée Louis-le-Grand, after which he graduated from the law faculty at Paris, where his studies seem to have been purposeless and irregular. Memories of his life as a poor student later inspired the figure of Marius in his novel Les Misérables.
From 1816, at least, Hugo had conceived ambitions other than the law.
His mother died in 1821, and a year later Victor married a childhood friend, Adèle Foucher, with whom he had five children.
This complete collection includes:
II. Han d’Islande
III. The Last Day of a Condemned Man
IV. Notre-Dame de Paris
V. NAPOLEON THE LITTLE
VI. Les Misérables
VII. Toilers of the Sea
VIII. The Man Who Laughs
X. The History of a Crime
Publisher: Lighthouse Books for Translation and Publishing
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 4050