By John Andrew Fey
Though he wrote greater than a century in the past, French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) maintains to catch the mind's eye of latest readers either in France and world wide. within the usa, he's top remembered because the writer of the radical Les Mis^D'erables (1862), which has been tailored for the degree, and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1831), quite often identified to americans as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. yet Hugo used to be additionally a poet and dramatist, a superb spiritual and social philosopher, and the most vital shapers of French Romanticism. As a poet, he created new verse varieties, explored historic and mythological topics, and criticized social problems with his time. via his drama, he united prose and poetry and tested the politics of britain and Spain. In all of his works, he mentioned such theological and social matters because the challenge of evil, the character of warfare and peace, and the issues of capital punishment.
The quantity starts with a quick biography that locations Hugo in the context of 19th-century France. The biography tells of his early years within which he started to shape his spiritual and political beliefs, his maturation as a author and philosopher throughout the 1830s, and his political exile, within which he wrote a few of his most interesting poetry. The alphabetically prepared entries that stick to speak about his works, characters, subject matters, and concepts, in addition to ancient people and locations that figured prominently in his lifestyles and writings. the various entries cite resources of extra details, and the quantity closes with a specific, common bibliography.
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