Victor Hugo
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Victor Hugo

Victor Marie Hugo (/ˈhjuːɡoʊ/; French: [viktɔʁ maʁi yɡo]; 26 February 1802 - 22 May 1885) was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist of the Romantic movement. He is considered one of the greatest and best-known French writers. In France, Hugo's literary fame comes first from his poetry and then from his novels and his dramatic achievements. Among many volumes of poetry, Les Contemplations and La Légende des siècles stand particularly high in critical esteem. Outside France, his best-known works are the novels Les Misérables, 1862, and Notre-Dame de Paris, 1831 (known in English as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame). He also produced more than 4,000 drawings, which have since been admired for their beauty, and earned widespread respect as a campaigner for social causes such as the abolition of capital punishment.

Though a committed royalist when he was young, Hugo's views changed as the decades passed, and he became a passionate supporter of republicanism; his work touches upon most of the political and social issues and the artistic trends of his time. He is buried in the Panthéon. His legacy has been honoured in many ways, including his portrait being placed on French franc banknotes.
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Étienne Carjat [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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    • By: Victor Hugo, Julie Rose (translator)
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    • By: Victor Hugo
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    • By oeoeoeoe on 07-18-17

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    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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    • Les Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
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    • By Sher from Provo on 06-30-10

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    • The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    • By: Victor Hugo
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    • Notre-Dame de Paris

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    • By: Victor Hugo
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    • Los Miserables

    • By: Victor Hugo
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    • Les contemplations

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