By John Andrew Fey
Though he wrote greater than a century in the past, French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) maintains to seize the mind's eye of up to date readers either in France and around the globe. within the usa, he's top remembered because the writer of the unconventional Les Mis^D'erables (1862), which has been tailored for the degree, and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1831), almost always identified to american citizens as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. yet Hugo was once additionally a poet and dramatist, an exceptional non secular and social philosopher, and essentially the most very important shapers of French Romanticism. As a poet, he created new verse types, explored old and mythological issues, 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 concerns because the challenge of evil, the character of struggle and peace, and the issues of capital punishment.
The quantity starts off with a brief biography that areas Hugo in the context of 19th-century France. The biography tells of his early years within which he started to shape his non secular and political beliefs, his maturation as a author and philosopher through the 1830s, and his political exile, within which he wrote a few of his best poetry. The alphabetically prepared entries that persist with speak about his works, characters, subject matters, and ideas, in addition to ancient folks and areas that figured prominently in his existence and writings. a number of the entries cite resources of extra details, and the quantity closes with a specific, normal bibliography.
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A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia by John Andrew Fey