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Victor Hugo Biography

Victor Hugo Biography Man is neither master of his life nor of his fate. He can but offer to his fellowmen his efforts to diminish human suffering; he can but offer to God his indomitable faith in the growth of … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo Resources

Victor Hugo (1802-1885) was a beloved and enduring French novelist, playwright, and poet. His classic book Les Misérables inspired the stage musical of the same name. Learn more about Hugo through these writings available on the EIL site: Prose by … Continue reading

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Boaz Asleep by Victor Hugo

BOAZ ASLEEP (“Booz s’était couché.”) by Victor Hugo Translation by BP. ALEXANDER [original French is below the English] from Hugo’s volume of poems, La Légende des siècles collected in Poems by Victor Hugo, 1888 {Bk. II. vi.} At work within … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo Poem Read Aloud

Listen to one of Victor Hugo’s poems in French (Demain dès l’aube), read aloud by Lorenzo Diprossimo. If you want to read the English translation, it scrolls along the bottom–this is easiest to view if you click the button in … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo: A Persuasive Letter Regarding John Brown

Victor Hugo, the 19th century French Romantic writer who authored Les Misérables, was deeply concerned with questions of justice and mercy. His letter to the editor of the London News is an excellent example of a persuasive letter. To the Editor of the London … Continue reading

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World Literature Videos

Videos referenced in World Literature (E5) Study Guide: World Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 5) Module 1 Ancient Greek Music – Macedonia Module 2 Antigone on stage Module 3 Roman Water Wheel, London Museum Roman Weapons Module 4 Recitation of Dante’s Inferno … Continue reading

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Honors Texts for World Literature

Honors Texts for World Literature (E5) The Honors Track for World Literature is outlined in the study guide and involves additional reading and writing and an optional exam. Another way you can use the honors texts is if you have already read a focus text … Continue reading

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Texts for World Literature

English V: World Literature What does World Literature cover? World Literature is a college-prep literature survey course. Focus works, including novels, short stories, poems, and drama, have been selected for literary quality, and for their place in the historical development … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo poem accompanied by Franz Lizst music

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