Victor Hugo

“As long as social damnation exists, through law and customs, artificially creating hell at the heart of civilization and muddying the a destiny that is divine with human calamity; as long as these three problems of the century - man's debasement through the proletariat, women's demoralization through hunger, the wasting of a child through darkness - are not resolved; as long as social suffocation is possible in some areas, in other words, and to take a broader view, as long as ignorance and misery exist in the world, books like the one you are about to read, are perhaps, not entirely useless.”

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables
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