c. 1875, photogravure by Comte Stanisław Julian Ostroróg dit Walery
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 Victor Hugo
A Persuasive Letter Regarding John Brown
Poetry by Victor Hugo
Boaz Asleep (in English and French)
Demain dès l’aube, read aloud in French (video)
Victor Hugo Biography
When will you read Victor Hugo’s writing in Excellence in Literature?
E5.6 Focus text: Les Misérables
We recommend the translation by Julie Rose (first cover shown below) or Norman Denny (second cover shown below).
E5.6 Honors text: The Hunchback of Notre-Dame