By John Andrew Fey
Though he wrote greater than a century in the past, French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) keeps to catch the mind's eye of latest readers either in France and worldwide. within the usa, he's most sensible remembered because the writer of the unconventional Les Mis^D'erables (1862), which has been tailored for the level, and of Notre-Dame-de-Paris (1831), commonly recognized to americans as The Hunchback of Notre Dame. yet Hugo used to be additionally a poet and dramatist, a good spiritual and social philosopher, and some of the most very important shapers of French Romanticism. As a poet, he created new verse kinds, explored ancient 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 matters because the challenge of evil, the character of conflict and peace, and the issues of capital punishment.
The quantity starts with a brief biography that areas Hugo in the context of 19th-century France. The biography tells of his early years in which he started to shape his spiritual and political opinions, his maturation as a author and philosopher through the 1830s, and his political exile, in which he wrote a few of his best poetry. The alphabetically prepared entries that stick with speak about his works, characters, subject matters, and concepts, in addition to old people and areas that figured prominently in his lifestyles and writings. a number of the entries cite resources of extra info, and the quantity closes with a specific, normal bibliography.
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A Victor Hugo Encyclopedia by John Andrew Fey