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Victor Hugo
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William Shakespeare (1864), Part I, Book II, Chapter IV
Victor Hugo
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In French: "Les bras des mères sont faits de tendresse; les enfants y dorment profondément" - Les Misérables (1862), Vol.1: Fantine
Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo's intellectual autobiography: (Postscriptum de ma vie); being the last of the unpublished works and embodying the author's ideas on literature, philosophy and religion (1971 edition)


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Born: February 26, 1802

Died: May 22, 1885 (aged 83)

Nationality: French

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

Bio: 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.

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