The Later Novels of Victor Hugo

The Later Novels of Victor Hugo

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This study places the last three novels of Hugo's maturity - Les Travailleurs de la mer (1866), L'Homme qui rit (1869), and Quatrevingt-Treize (1874) - within the context of his artistic development after the success of Les MisAcrables (1862), thereby illuminating the shift from a poetics of harmony to one of transcendence.It has been more than thirty years since I spent a summer in the Jardin du Luxembourg reading Les MisAcrables for the first time. That season saw my idea for writing an article on Hugoa#39;s masterwork turn into a project for a book on all of theanbsp;...

Title:The Later Novels of Victor Hugo
Author:Kathryn M. Grossman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2012-03-29


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