Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: French

Occupation: Author, poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, statesman

Biography: Victor Hugo, in full Victor Marie Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist who was the most well-known of all the French Romantic writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry but also rests upon his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem.

Source/Notes: Les Misérables (1862), Volume Four: ST. DENIS, Book VIII - Enchantments and Desolations
Source/Notes: Variant translation: "He felt even that a creditor is worse than a master; for a master owns only your person, a creditor owns your dignity and can belabor that." - Les Misérables (1862), Volume 3: Marius, Chapter 2: Marius Poor
Source/Notes: Victor Hugo's intellectual autobiography: (Postscriptum de ma vie); being the last of the unpublished works and embodying the author's ideas on literature, philosophy and religion (1971 edition)

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Source/Notes: In French: "Les bras des mères sont faits de tendresse; les enfants y dorment profondément" - Les Misérables (1862), Vol.1: Fantine

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