Victor Hugo

A Biography

Graham Robb (Author)

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"Graham Robb tells the complicated story of this colossal life with authority and sympathy. . . . Unquestionably, a magnificent biography." — Washington Post Book World

Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement; revolutionary playwright; poet; epic novelist; author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from France; a gifted painter and architect; a visionary who conversed with Virgil, Shakespeare, and Jesus Christ; in short, a tantalizing personality who dominated and maddened his contemporaries.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 1999
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31899-9
  • 6.2 × 9.2 in / 720 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth and the European Union.

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