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The Memoirs of Victor Hugo

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Victor-Marie Hugo (26 February, 1802 - 22 May, 1885) is recognised as the most influential Romantic writer of the 19th century and is often identified as the greatest French poet. His best-known works are the novels Les Miserables and Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). Poetry was another of his vocations: among many volumes, Les Contemplations and La Legend ...more
Hardcover, 164 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Snova Books (first published 1899)
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Rachel Pollock
I read this as research for a novel i'm working on in which the Paris revolution of 1848 figures in peripherally, and Victor Hugo was there in the streets and wrote about it in a section of this book. So, i didn't read it for fun but i am glad that i did read it, and i wound up reading the whole thing even beyond the chapters i needed to for the research.

It's interesting to see how this collection was put together, in contrast with contemporary memoirs. The chapters are disparate, random, and th
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Wendy Denham
Being a fan of Les Miserable I read the memoirs of the author and found it very engrossing. Ir explains the events of his life in depth. Well worth the time spent reading it.
Emily Norwood
This is a good way to get to know who Victor Hugo was as a person. This edition, however, isn't very well annotated, and as a result if you aren't intimately familiar with French history and the more or less obscure French politicians of the time, then you'll have to rely on Wikipedia to keep up with what's going on. Just a warning!
Heather
I didn't care for the style of this memoir. It was very disjointed and every anecdote seemed to start in the middle. I read 20% of it and I consider myself done with it. It just didn't hook me.
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Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights campaigner, and perhaps the most influential exponent of the Romantic movement in France.
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