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Victor Hugo - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
» Biographical Information

» Stories about Victor Hugo

» Selected works by this author

» Selected books about / related to this author

» Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Victor Hugo, author of Hernani, Les Miserables, and Hunchback of Notre Dame; dramatist / playwright; nineteenth century French Literature
Victor Hugo   (1802 - 1885)
 
Category:  French Literature
 
Born:  February 26, 1802
Besancon, France
 
Died:  May 23, 1885
Paris, France
 
Related authors:
Alexandre Dumas Sr., Edmund Burke, Emile Zola, Honore de Balzac
 
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Victor Hugo - LIFE STORIES
 
 
2/25/1830     Hugo, Hernani, Hero
On this day in 1830 Victor Hugo's Hernani premiered in Paris. Though the play is rarely read or staged now, the opening night is regarded as one of the most momentous in French theater history, part of a larger and most theatrical conflict between the new-wave bohemians in Hugo's "Romantic Army" (these included Dumas, Balzac and Berlioz) and the old-guard Classicists -- a conflict soon decisively won.
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Hernani
drama
 
Les Miserables
fiction
 
Les Miserables
by Victor Hugo, Jim Reimann (Editor)
audio CD
 
Selected Poems
poetry, anthology
 
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
fiction
 
The Man Who Laughs
fiction
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia
by John Andrew Frey
guide
 
Rodin's Monument to Victor Hugo
by Ruth Butler, Jeanine Parisier Plottel, Jane Mayo Roos, Auguste Rodin
photography, essays
 
The Letters of Victor Hugo
by Paul Meurice (Editor)
letters
 
Victor Hugo: A Biography
by Graham Robb
biography
 
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@ la lettre
This French-language website offers a short biography, chronology of events in the author's life, and plot summaries of "Hernani," "Ruy Blas," "Les Châtiments," "Les Contemplations," and "Les Misérables." With links to related online resources.
Online Books Page
Find electronic texts including The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Notre-Dame de Paris), Les Miserables, The Toilers of the Sea, The Man Who Laughs, and The Memoirs of Victor Hugo.
Victor Hugo Central
A comprehensive website offering electronic texts, quotes, passages, speeches, artwork, essays, reviews and analysis, links, and information about literary references and derivative works. Recomended translations and a French Lit discussion board are also provided.

"Victor Hugo wrote poetry, fiction, and essays. He was an artist, a playwright, and a journalist. A revolutionary in both the literary and the political. A 19th Century French literary legend."
Victor Hugo FanSpace
Offers a large selection of quotations from letters and works including Hernani, Notre Dame de Paris, Les Misérables and Les Travailleurs de la Mer (The Toilers of the Sea). Links to biographies and other Hugo-related websites are also provided.

"Intellectual and moral growth is no less essential than material betterment. Knowledge is a viaticum; thought is a primary necessity; truth is as much a source of nourishment as corn. Argument lacking knowledge and wisdom grows thin. We must pity minds, no less than stomachs, that go unfilled. If there is anything more poignant than a body dying for lack of food it is a mind dying for lack of light."
-- Les Misérables (IV.7.iv)
Victor Hugo In Memorandum
Features a bibliography, pictures, quotes, links, and and brief analysis of Notre-Dame de Paris, Les Miserables, and Quatre-Vingt Treize.

"His genius of words puts him in the company of Shakespeare, Dante, Homer, and several others, producing masterpieces built to withstand time and eternally touch the human heart."
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