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Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Stephens, Bradley, author

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is an icon of French culture. He achieved immense success as a poet, dramatist, and novelist, and he was also elected to both houses of the French Parliament. Leading the Romantic campaign against artistic tradition and defying the Second Empire in exile, he became synonymous with the progressive ideals of the French Revolution. His state funeral in Paris made headlines across the world, and his breadth of appeal remains evident today, not least thanks to the popularity of his bestseller, Les Misérables, and its myriad theatrical and cinematic incarnations. This biography provides a comprehensive exploration of Hugo's monumental body of work within the context of his dramatic life. Hugo wrestled with family tragedy and personal misgivings while being pulled into the turmoil of the 19th century, from the fall of Napoleon's Empire to the rise of France's Third Republic

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Reaktion Books, 2019
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Statement of responsibility: Bradley Stephens
ISBN: 1789140846, 9781789140842
Note: Includes bibliographical references (pp. 216-221).
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations, portraits, facsimiles ; 21 cm.
Series: Critical lives
Subject: Hugo, Victor-Marie, 1802-1885 Criticism and interpretation.; Biography.; Authors, French 19th century Biography.; Hugo, Victor-Marie, 1802-1885.